Dead River (Oregon)

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Dead River
Country United States
State Oregon
County Linn, Benton
Source Colorado Lake
 - location east of Corvallis, Linn County
 - coordinates 44°35′01″N 123°12′48″W / 44.58361°N 123.21333°W / 44.58361; -123.21333 [1]
Mouth Willamette River
 - location Half Moon Bend, Benton County
 - elevation 207 ft (63 m) [1]
 - coordinates 44°35′11″N 123°11′03″W / 44.58639°N 123.18417°W / 44.58639; -123.18417Coordinates: 44°35′11″N 123°11′03″W / 44.58639°N 123.18417°W / 44.58639; -123.18417 [1]
Location of the mouth of the Dead River in Oregon

The Dead River is a short tributary of the Willamette River east of Corvallis in the U.S. state of Oregon. It begins at the lower end of Colorado Lake in Linn County and flows generally east along the south side of Truax Island, which separates the Dead River from the main stem Willamette. The Dead River then turns north and enters the larger river after crossing into Benton County at Half Moon Bend northeast of Orleans.[2]

The only named tributary of the Dead River is Owl Creek, which feeds Colorado Lake.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Dead River". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "United States Topographic Map". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 9, 2016 – via Acme Mapper.