West Branch Moose River (Maine)

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West Branch Moose River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Maine
3,100 feet (940 m)
River mouth South Branch Moose River
1,930 feet (590 m)
45°27′32″N 70°33′42″W / 45.4588°N 70.5618°W / 45.4588; -70.5618 (West Branch Moose River)Coordinates: 45°27′32″N 70°33′42″W / 45.4588°N 70.5618°W / 45.4588; -70.5618 (West Branch Moose River)
Length 6 miles (10 km)
Basin features
Progression South Branch Moose RiverMoose RiverMoosehead LakeKennebec River

The West Branch Moose River is a short tributary of the South Branch Moose River in Franklin County, Maine. Its source (45°25′58″N 70°37′46″W / 45.4328°N 70.6294°W / 45.4328; -70.6294 (West Branch Moose River source)) is on Caribou Mountain in Merrill Strip (Maine Township 2, Range 7, WBKP), about 2,000 feet (600 m) from the Canada–United States border, which runs along the height of land between the watersheds of the Kennebec River in Maine and the Chaudière River in Quebec. From there, the river runs 5.9 miles (9.5 km)[1] northeast to its confluence with the Moose River's South Branch in Skinner (T1, R7, WBKP).

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 30, 2011
  • "West Branch Moose River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 30 September 1980. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  • Maine Streamflow Data from the USGS
  • Maine Watershed Data From Environmental Protection Agency

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