Kings River (Nevada)

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Kings River
Country United States
States Nevada, Oregon
Source west of Disaster Peak
 - location The Granites, Humboldt County, Nevada, Nevada
 - elevation 8,382 ft (2,555 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°59′05″N 118°13′36″W / 41.98472°N 118.22667°W / 41.98472; -118.22667 [2]
Mouth Quinn River
 - location Quinn River Lakes, Humboldt County, Nevada, Nevada
 - elevation 4,114 ft (1,254 m) [2]
 - coordinates 41°30′54″N 118°08′55″W / 41.51500°N 118.14861°W / 41.51500; -118.14861Coordinates: 41°30′54″N 118°08′55″W / 41.51500°N 118.14861°W / 41.51500; -118.14861 [2]
Length 40 mi (64.4 km) [3]
Quinn River watershed, including Kings River watershed

The Kings River is a tributary of the Quinn River, about 40 mi (64 km) long, in northwestern Nevada and south-central Oregon in the United States. It drains a remote arid area of the northwestern Great Basin.[3]

The river rises in northern Humboldt County, Nevada, west of Disaster Peak in The Granites, part of the Trout Creek Mountains, near the Oregon state line. Flowing northwest, it crosses briefly into Harney County, Oregon, then turns sharply south and re-enters Nevada for the rest of its course. It flows generally south between the Bilk Creek Mountains on the right (west) and the Montana Mountains, then the Double H Mountains on the left. It joins the Quinn River from the north at Quinn River Lakes. The Quinn River flows southwest from the lake to end in a sink in the Black Rock Desert west of Winnemucca.[3]

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  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c "Kings River". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Nevada Road and Recreation Atlas (Map). Benchmark Maps. 2007. § 32.  Distances estimated via map scale and ruler.