White River (Muskegon County, Michigan)

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White River
Origin

Monroe Township, Newago County, Michigan

43°40′48″N 85°44′17″W / 43.68001°N 85.7381°W / 43.68001; -85.7381[1]
Mouth

White Lake, Michigan

43°25′21″N 86°20′13″W / 43.42251°N 86.33701°W / 43.42251; -86.33701Coordinates: 43°25′21″N 86°20′13″W / 43.42251°N 86.33701°W / 43.42251; -86.33701[2]
Basin area 470 sq mi (1,200 km2)
The White River in August 2005

The White River is a 23.6-mile-long (38.0 km)[3] river located on the western side of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The White River rises from the extensive Oxford Swamp in north central Newaygo County and flows out into an upland area. The rural town of Hesperia borders the river here.[4]

Continuing onward, the White River flows in a southwesterly direction through the southern section of Manistee National Forest. The river passes through Oceana County and into Muskegon County and White Lake. The lake and river discharge into Lake Michigan, near the towns of Whitehall and Montague.

The White River system drains a surface area of approximately 300,000 acres (1,200 km2) and includes about 253 miles (407 km) of streams.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Branch White River". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "White River". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed November 21, 2011
  4. ^ a b White River Michigan Department of Natural Resources