Kyte River

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Kyte River
Physical characteristics
 - locationOgle County, north of Rochelle, Illinois
 - coordinates42°00′49″N 89°04′44″W / 42.013611°N 89.078889°W / 42.013611; -89.078889 (Kyte River origin)
 - location
Confluence with Rock River south of Oregon, Illinois
 - coordinates
41°59′17″N 89°19′13″W / 41.988056°N 89.320278°W / 41.988056; -89.320278 (Kyte River mouth)Coordinates: 41°59′17″N 89°19′13″W / 41.988056°N 89.320278°W / 41.988056; -89.320278 (Kyte River mouth)
 - elevation
673 ft (205 m)
Length32 mi (51 km)
Basin features
ProgressionKyte River → Rock → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico
GNIS ID411632
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The Kyte River is a tributary of the Rock River, about 32 miles (51 km) long,[1] in northern Illinois in the United States.[2] It is sometimes known locally as "Kyte Creek". Via the Rock River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.

The Kyte River flows for its entire length in Ogle County. It rises about 7 miles (11 km) north of Rochelle and initially flows southward through that city. Below Rochelle it turns northwestward and enters the Rock River from the east about 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Oregon.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed May 13, 2011
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kyte River
  • Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry
  • DeLorme (2003). Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-321-4.