Dry Well Creek

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Dry Well Creek
Dry Well Creek is located in Oregon
Dry Well Creek
Location of the mouth of Dry Well Creek in Oregon
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
SourceDry Well Spring
 ⁃ locationMalheur National Forest
 ⁃ coordinates43°54′07″N 119°23′31″W / 43.90194°N 119.39194°W / 43.90194; -119.39194[1]
 ⁃ elevation5,696 ft (1,736 m)[2]
MouthEmigrant Creek
 ⁃ 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[1]
 ⁃ elevation
5,000 ft (1,500 m)[1]

Dry Well Creek is a stream in Harney County, Oregon, United States in the Harney Basin of Eastern Oregon.[1] Its mouth is at an elevation of 5,000 feet (1,500 m).[1] 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. ^ a b c d e "Dry Well Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  2. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  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. Ch.3 p.60. Retrieved December 8, 2012.