Heart River (North Dakota)

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Heart River
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The Heart River, near Mandan, North Dakota, 1949.
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A map of the Missouri River watershed, highlighting the Heart River.
Location
Country United States
State North Dakota
Physical characteristics
Source Near Saddle Butte
 - location Belfield, Billings County
 - coordinates 46°56′13″N 103°13′49″W / 46.93694°N 103.23028°W / 46.93694; -103.23028[1]
 - elevation 2,740 ft (840 m)
Mouth Missouri River
 - location
Bismarck, Morton County
 - coordinates
46°46′03″N 100°50′31″W / 46.76750°N 100.84194°W / 46.76750; -100.84194Coordinates: 46°46′03″N 100°50′31″W / 46.76750°N 100.84194°W / 46.76750; -100.84194[1]
 - elevation
1,624 ft (495 m)
Length 180 mi (290 km)
Basin size 3,370 sq mi (8,700 km2)[4]
Discharge  
 - location Mandan, about 3 mi (4.8 km) above the mouth[2]
 - average 269 cu ft/s (7.6 m3/s)[3]
 - minimum 0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
 - maximum 30,500 cu ft/s (860 m3/s)
Basin features
Tributaries  
 - left Green River, Missouri River

The Heart River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 180 miles (290 km) long, in western North Dakota, United States.[1]

Course

The Heart River rises in the prairie country of Billings County, in the Little Missouri National Grassland near the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It flows generally eastwardly through Stark County to Gladstone, past Belfield and South Heart, through the Patterson Reservoir and past Dickinson.

It is joined by the Green River at Gladstone, and turns east-southeastward into Grant County, passing through Lake Tschida, which is formed by the Heart Butte Dam. Below this dam, the river turns northeastward into Morton County, where it joins the Missouri River at Mandan.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Heart River
  2. ^ "USGS Gage #06349000 on the Heart River near Mandan, ND" (PDF). National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1924–2011. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  3. ^ "USGS Gage #06349000 on the Heart River near Mandan, ND" (PDF). National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1924–2011. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  4. ^ "Boundary Descriptions and Names of Regions, Subregions, Accounting Units and Cataloging Units". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-31.

External links

  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Heart River
  • "The National Map Viewer". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
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