Rapid River (Kalkaska County, Michigan)

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Rapid River
Country USA
State Michigan
Region Northern Michigan
County Kalkaska County
Source Rugg Pond
 - location Cold Springs Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan
 - coordinates 44°50′19″N 85°4′29″W / 44.83861°N 85.07472°W / 44.83861; -85.07472
Mouth Torch River [1]
 - location Torch River, Kalkaska County, Michigan
 - coordinates 44°50′44″N 85°19′21″W / 44.84556°N 85.32250°W / 44.84556; -85.32250Coordinates: 44°50′44″N 85°19′21″W / 44.84556°N 85.32250°W / 44.84556; -85.32250

Rapid River is a 17.0-mile-long (27.4 km)[2] river in Kalkaska County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The river empties into the Torch River at the community of Torch River just south of Torch Lake.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rapid River (Kalkaska County, Michigan)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed November 21, 2011