Nottawa Creek

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Nottawa Creek
Origin Nottawa Lake in Calhoun County, Michigan
Mouth St. Joseph River
Basin countries United States

Nottawa Creek (also known as Nottawa River, Nottawaseepe River, and Nottawaseppe River) is a 33.9-mile-long (54.6 km)[1] stream in the U.S. state of Michigan that flows into the St. Joseph River at 42°00′15″N 85°23′40″W / 42.00417°N 85.39444°W / 42.00417; -85.39444,[2] approximately three miles east of the village of Mendon.

The Nottawa is formed by the outflow of Nottawa Lake[3] in south central Calhoun County. The lake is fed by Nottawa Drain,[4] which along with Goose Pond Drain[5] drains an area to the east of the lake. The Nottawa Creek flows northwest from the lake then arcs to the southwest and flows through the village of Athens before joining the St. Joseph River.

The Nottawa Creek system drains all or portions of the following townships:

Tributaries[edit]

  • (left) Bear Creek
  • (left) Pine Creek[6]
    • (right) Histand Drain[7]
    • (left) Waterman Drain[8]
      • (left) Miller and Melody Drain[9]
    • (right) Houghton Drain[10]
    • Cotton Lake[11]
  • (right) Rowe and Wallace Drain[12]
  • (right) French Drain[13]
  • (right) Alder Creek[14]
  • (left) Mud Creek[15]
    • (right) Yost Francisco Drain[16]
  • (right) Gleason Drain[18]
  • (left) unnamed drain
  • Nottawa Lake[3]
    • Klingaman Lake[23]
    • Nottawa Drain[4]
      • (left) Goose Pond Drain[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 19, 2011
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nottawa Creek
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nottawa Lake
  4. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nottawa Drain
  5. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Goose Pond Drain
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine Creek
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Histand Drain
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waterman Drain
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Miller and Melody Drain
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Houghton Drain
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cotton Lake
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rowe and Wallace Drain
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: French Drain
  14. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alder Creek
  15. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mud Creek
  16. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yost Francisco Drain
  17. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hyde Lake
  18. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gleason Drain
  19. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fish Lake
  20. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lyon Lake
  21. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Long Lake
  22. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pine Lake
  23. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Klingaman Lake