Hersey River

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Hersey River
Hersey River Reed City Michigan.jpg
The Hersey River in Reed City
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationLincoln Township, Osceola County, Michigan
River mouth 
 - locationMuskegon River at Hersey
 - elevation995 feet (303 m)[1]
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftJohnson Creek, Jewitt Creek, Burt Creek, Hersey Creek
 - rightShaw Creek, Lawrence Creek, Lincoln Creek, East Branch Hersey Creek

The Hersey River is a 13.4-mile-long (21.6 km)[2] stream in the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It rises in Lincoln Township in northwest Osceola County at the junction of Hersey Creek[3] and the East Branch Hersey Creek[4] at 43°50′55″N 85°25′59″W / 43.84861°N 85.43306°W / 43.84861; -85.43306. For approximately the first two miles, the river flows southward just east of U.S. Route 131. US 131 crosses the river near the northern boundary of Richmond Township. The river continues southward into Lake No Sho Mo,[5] formed by a dam just south of Nartron Field airport. The river continues southward under U.S. Route 10 into Reed City and turns to the east, continuing southeastward into the village of Hersey, where it empties into the Muskegon River at Blodgett's Landing Campground.

Named tributaries[edit]

From the mouth:

  • (left) Johnson Creek[6]
    • (right) Hewitt Creek[7]
    • (left) Knuth Creek[8]
  • (left) Jewitt Creek[9]
  • (right) Lawrence Creek[10]
  • (right) Lincoln Creek[11]
  • (right) East Branch Hersey Creek[4]
  • (left) Hersey Creek[3]
    • (left) Burt Creek[22]
    • (left) Kissinger Creek[23]

Drainage basin[edit]

The drainage basin includes all or portions of the following townships and municipalities:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hersey River
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed November 21, 2011
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hersey Creek
  4. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Branch Hersey Creek
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake No Sho Mo
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Johnson Creek
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hewitt Creek
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knuth Creek
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jewitt Creek
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lawrence Creek
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lincoln Creek
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lincoln Lake
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Todd Lake
  14. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Indian Creek
  15. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Johnson Creek
  16. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beaver Dam Lake
  17. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Olson Creek
  18. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sherwood Lake
  19. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sprague Lake
  20. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Twin Creek
  21. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Twin Lake
  22. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burt Creek
  23. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kissinger Creek