Heart River (North Dakota)
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The Heart River near Mandan, North Dakota in 1949.
|- left||Green River, Big Muddy Creek|
|Source||Near Saddle Butte|
|- location||Belfield, Billings County|
|- elevation||2,740 ft (835 m)|
|- location||Bismarck, Morton County|
|- elevation||1,624 ft (495 m)|
|Length||180 mi (290 km)|
|Basin||3,370 sq mi (8,728 km2) |
|Discharge||for Mandan, about 3 mi (4.8 km) above the mouth|
|- average||269 cu ft/s (8 m3/s) |
|- max||30,500 cu ft/s (864 m3/s)|
|- min||0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)|
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 at Mandan.
- "Heart River". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1980-02-13. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- "Boundary Descriptions and Names of Regions, Subregions, Accounting Units and Cataloging Units". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- "USGS Gage #06349000 on the Heart River near Mandan, ND". National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1924–2011. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Heart River
- "The National Map Viewer". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-20.