Dry Well Creek

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Dry Well Creek
Country United States
State Oregon
County Harney
Source Dry Well Spring
 - location Malheur National Forest
 - elevation 5,696 ft (1,736 m) [1]
 - coordinates 43°54′07″N 119°23′31″W / 43.90194°N 119.39194°W / 43.90194; -119.39194 [2]
Mouth Emigrant Creek
 - elevation 5,000 ft (1,524 m) [2]
 - coordinates 43°53′03″N 119°25′06″W / 43.88417°N 119.41833°W / 43.88417; -119.41833Coordinates: 43°53′03″N 119°25′06″W / 43.88417°N 119.41833°W / 43.88417; -119.41833 [2]
Location of the mouth of Dry Well Creek in Oregon

Dry Well Creek is a stream in Harney County, Oregon, United States in the Harney Basin of Eastern Oregon.[2] Its mouth is at an elevation of 5,000 feet (1,500 m).[2] It is among streams in the drainage basin of Malheur Lake, a Great Basin water body with no outlet.[3]

Dry Well Creek is an intermittent fish-bearing stream that flows into Emigrant Creek, a tributary of the Silvies River.[4] The creek is part of a watershed restoration project.[4] Resident aquatic species in the project area include Great Basin redband trout, Malheur mottled sculpin, speckled and longnose dace, redside shiners, bridgelip suckers, Columbia spotted frogs, crayfish and western pearlshell mussels.[4]

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  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Dry Well Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Atlas of Oregon Lakes: Malheur Lake (Harney County)". Portland State University. 1985–2012. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Final Environmental Assessment for Green Ant Project, Chapter 3, 'Environmental Consequences' " (PDF). United States Forest Service. 2009. p. 60. Retrieved December 8, 2012.  |chapter= ignored (help)