Florida River

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Florida River[1]
Origin Lillie Lake
37°34′43″N 107°35′36″W / 37.57861°N 107.59333°W / 37.57861; -107.59333
Mouth Confluence with Animas
37°02′56″N 107°52′22″W / 37.04889°N 107.87278°W / 37.04889; -107.87278Coordinates: 37°02′56″N 107°52′22″W / 37.04889°N 107.87278°W / 37.04889; -107.87278
Progression AnimasSan JuanColorado
Mouth elevation 5,994 ft (1,827 m)

Florida River is a 61.7-mile-long (99.3 km)[2] tributary of the Animas River in La Plata County, Colorado.

The river's source is Lillie Lake in the Weminuche Wilderness. After being impounded by the Lemon Dam to form Lemon Reservoir about fifteen miles northeast of Durango, it joins the Animas River south of Durango on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation near the New Mexico state line.


  1. ^ "Florida River". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 21, 2011

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