Amite River

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Amite River
An excursion steamer on the Amite River in Louisiana (circa 1895).jpg
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Amite River watershed
Location
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi, Louisiana
CountiesLincoln, Amite
ParishesEast Feliciana, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston
CityDenham Springs
Physical characteristics
SourceWest Fork Amite River
 - locationAmite County, Mississippi
 - coordinates31°19′19″N 90°43′40″W / 31.32194°N 90.72778°W / 31.32194; -90.72778
2nd sourceEast Fork Amite River
 - locationLincoln County, Mississippi
 - coordinates31°26′05″N 90°37′12″W / 31.43472°N 90.62000°W / 31.43472; -90.62000
Source confluence 
 - locationSt. Helena Parish and East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
 - coordinates30°59′38″N 90°50′06″W / 30.99389°N 90.83500°W / 30.99389; -90.83500
MouthLake Maurepas
 - location
Livingston Parish, Louisiana
 - coordinates
30°17′53″N 90°33′37″W / 30.29806°N 90.56028°W / 30.29806; -90.56028Coordinates: 30°17′53″N 90°33′37″W / 30.29806°N 90.56028°W / 30.29806; -90.56028
Length117 mi (188 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - rightComite River, Bayou Manchac

The Amite River is a tributary of Lake Maurepas in Mississippi and Louisiana in the United States. It is about 117 miles (188 km) long.[1] It starts as two forks in southwestern Mississippi and flows south through Louisiana, passing Greater Baton Rouge, to Lake Maurepas. The lower 37 miles (59.5 km) of the river is navigable. A portion of the river is diverted via the Petite Amite River and Amite Diversion Canal to the Blind River, which also flows to Lake Maurepas.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 20, 2011

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