Boone River

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Boone River
Boone River Iowa.jpg
The Boone River south of Webster City, Iowa
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Des Moines River basin with Boone River highlighted
Location
CountryUS
StateIowa
DistrictHamilton County, Iowa, Webster County, Iowa, Wright County, Iowa, Hancock County, Iowa
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - coordinates43°08′23″N 93°52′28″W / 43.1397°N 93.8744°W / 43.1397; -93.8744
MouthDes Moines River
 - location
Stratford, Iowa, US
 - coordinates
42°18′38″N 93°56′10″W / 42.3105°N 93.9361°W / 42.3105; -93.9361Coordinates: 42°18′38″N 93°56′10″W / 42.3105°N 93.9361°W / 42.3105; -93.9361
 - elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftMiddle Branch Boone River
 - rightEast Branch Boone River

The Boone River is a tributary of the Des Moines River in north-central Iowa in the United States. It is 111 miles (179 km) long[1] and drains an area of 895 square miles (2,320 km2).[2] Via the Des Moines River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.

The Boone River rises near Britt in western Hancock County and flows generally southwardly through Wright, Hamilton and Webster counties, past Goldfield and Webster City.[3] It flows into the Des Moines River 17 miles (27 km) north of Boone.[4]

Tributaries of the Boone River also drain portions of Kossuth and Humboldt counties.[3] Two headwaters tributaries are known as the East Branch Boone River[5] and the Middle Branch Boone River.[6]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has designated the lower 26 miles (42 km) of the Boone River from Webster City to its mouth as a "Protected Water Area". This stretch of the river cuts through a wooded valley and allows canoeing and fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, northern pike and flathead catfish.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed May 26, 2011
  2. ^ Iowa Department of Natural Resources/Iowa Geological Survey. Boone River Watershed Monitoring and Assessment.
  3. ^ a b DeLorme (1998). Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-214-5.
  4. ^ Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry for Boone River Archived November 21, 2004, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Branch Boone River
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Middle Branch Boone River
  7. ^ Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Water Trails: Boone River. Archived December 25, 2005, at the Wayback Machine