Coeur d'Alene River
|Coeur d'Alene River|
The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes follows the Coeur d'Alene River for several miles.
|- left||South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, Latour Creek|
|- right||North Fork Coeur d'Alene River|
|Source||Confluence of North and South Forks|
|- location||Pinehurst, Shoshone County|
|- elevation||2,172 ft (662 m)|
|Mouth||Coeur d'Alene Lake|
|- location||Harrison, Kootenai County|
|- elevation||2,129 ft (649 m)|
|Length||37 mi (60 km)|
|Basin||1,453 sq mi (3,763 km2)|
|Discharge||for river mile 2.5 (RKM 4.0)|
|- average||2,521 cu ft/s (71 m3/s) |
|- max||27,300 cu ft/s (773 m3/s)|
|- min||230 cu ft/s (7 m3/s)|
The Coeur d'Alene River flows 37 miles (60 km) from the Silver Valley into Lake Coeur d'Alene in the U.S. state of Idaho. The stream continues out of Lake Coeur d'Alene as the Spokane River. Before the Bunker Hill Smelter in the Kellogg area, which produced lead and silver, was forced to adopt environmental controls in the 1970s, there was so much lead in the river in the Kellogg area the locals called the stream "Lead Creek."
Salmon levels continue to remain high in the area and it is a popular destination for water-skiing, tubing, and swimming for locals.
- "Coeur d'Alene River". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1992-12-31. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "USGS Gage #12413860 on the Coeur d'Alene River near Harrison, ID". National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved Feb 17, 2011.
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