New River (Oregon)

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Coordinates: 43°00′02″N 124°27′30″W / 43.00056°N 124.45833°W / 43.00056; -124.45833
New River
Country United States
State Oregon
County Curry and Coos
Source Floras Creek
 - location near Langlois, Curry County
 - elevation 13 ft (4 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°54′48″N 124°29′51″W / 42.91333°N 124.49750°W / 42.91333; -124.49750 [2]
Mouth Pacific Ocean
 - location south of Bandon State Natural Area, Coos County
 - elevation 3 ft (1 m) [2]
 - coordinates 43°00′02″N 124°27′30″W / 43.00056°N 124.45833°W / 43.00056; -124.45833 [2]
Length 10 mi (16 km)
Location of the mouth of the New River in Oregon

The New River is a stream, about 10 miles (16 km) long, on the southern coast of the U.S. state of Oregon. It begins slightly north of Floras Lake and runs north behind a foredune until entering the Pacific Ocean.[3] It is located about 8 miles (13 km) south of Bandon, Oregon, and 12 miles (19 km) north of Cape Blanco. The river loses only 10 feet (3.0 m) in elevation between source and mouth.[2]

The New River is the southernmost area of record for the Rufous Hummingbirds and the most northern for Allen's Hummingbird to have been observed breeding.[4] Snowy Plover is present year round. The spring migration brings approximately 20,000 Aleutian Canada Goose (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) and close to 100,000 shorebirds.[3]

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  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c d "New River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "New River". Portland Audubon Society. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Coos Bay District BLM. "2000 Annual Program Summary and Monitoring Report for the Coos Bay District" (PDF). BLM. p. 26. Retrieved August 13, 2006.