Thunder River (Peshtigo River tributary)

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Thunder River is a tributary of the Peshtigo River in Marinette County, Wisconsin. [1] [2]

Tributary stream or river that flows into a main stem river or lake

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater, leading the water out into an ocean.

Peshtigo River tributary of Green Bay, Wisconsin

The Peshtigo River is a 136-mile-long (219 km) tributary of Green Bay in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The Peshtigo Fire happened in the river's vicinity, and some survivors used the river for refuge from the flames. A section of whitewater on the river called the Roaring Rapids is well known in the region. Further downstream there are two dams known as Caldron Falls Dam and High Falls Dam before collecting the Thunder River.

Marinette County, Wisconsin U.S. county in Wisconsin, United States

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The Thunder River originates in northern Oconto County near Thunder Mountain and travels downslope into Marinette County past a waterfall known as Veteran Falls to the Peshtigo River.

Oconto County, Wisconsin U.S. county in Wisconsin, United States

Oconto County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,660. Its county seat is Oconto. The county was established in 1851.

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References

  1. http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/14327.html
  2. "Thunder River". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved April 28, 2017.

Coordinates: 45°16′06″N88°11′07″W / 45.26830°N 88.18538°W / 45.26830; -88.18538

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