Kyte River

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Kyte River
Basin features
Main source Ogle County, north of Rochelle, Illinois
42°00′49″N 89°04′44″W / 42.013611°N 89.078889°W / 42.013611; -89.078889 (Kyte River origin)
River mouth Confluence with Rock River south of Oregon, Illinois
673 ft (205 m)
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)
Progression Kyte River → Rock → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico
Physical characteristics
Length 32 mi (51 km)
GNIS ID 411632

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.

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  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