Machias River (Aroostook River)

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This article is about the Aroostook County river. For the Washington County river, see Machias River.
Machias River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Maine
River mouth Aroostook River
530 feet (160 m)
46°37′19″N 68°25′17″W / 46.6219°N 68.4215°W / 46.6219; -68.4215Coordinates: 46°37′19″N 68°25′17″W / 46.6219°N 68.4215°W / 46.6219; -68.4215
Progression AroostookSt. JohnBay of Fundy
Physical characteristics
Length 33 miles (53 km)

The Machias River is a major tributary of the Aroostook River, flowing 33.4 miles (53.8 km)[1] through Aroostook County in the northern part of the state of Maine, USA. From the outflow of Big Machias Lake (46°40′45″N 68°45′54″W / 46.6793°N 68.7650°W / 46.6793; -68.7650 (Machias River source)) in Maine Township 12, Range 8, WELS, the river runs southeast and east to its confluence with the Aroostook in Ashland.

The Aroostook River watershed

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 22, 2011

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