Secesh River

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Secesh River
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Secesh River
Secesh River is located in Idaho
Secesh River
Location of the mouth of the Secesh River in Idaho
Secesh River is located in the United States
Secesh River
Secesh River (the United States)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
Physical characteristics
SourceConfluence of Lake Creek and Summit Creek
 - locationBurgdorf, Idaho County
 - coordinates45°16′33″N 115°55′07″W / 45.27583°N 115.91861°W / 45.27583; -115.91861[1]
 - elevation6,099 ft (1,859 m)
MouthSouth Fork Salmon River
 - location
Browns Camp, Valley County
 - coordinates
45°01′30″N 115°42′27″W / 45.02500°N 115.70750°W / 45.02500; -115.70750Coordinates: 45°01′30″N 115°42′27″W / 45.02500°N 115.70750°W / 45.02500; -115.70750[1]
 - elevation
3,629 ft (1,106 m)
Length27 mi (43 km)[2]
Discharge 
 - locationSecesh Meadows[3]
 - average194 cu ft/s (5.5 m3/s)[4]
 - minimum33 cu ft/s (0.93 m3/s)
 - maximum2,500 cu ft/s (71 m3/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftLake Creek (Idaho), Piah Creek, Warm Springs Creek (Idaho)
 - rightSummit Creek, Loon Creek, Lick Creek (Idaho)

The Secesh River is a 27-mile (43 km)[2] tributary of the South Fork Salmon River in Idaho and Valley Counties, Idaho in the United States. The river begins at the confluence of Lake Creek and Summit Creek near the unincorporated community of Burgdorf and flows generally southeast, through Secesh Meadows and a series of canyons, emptying into the South Fork near Browns Camp.[5]

The river drains a remote wilderness watershed in the Salmon River Mountains. Situated in the Payette National Forest, it is a popular destination for whitewater boating, and its confluence with the South Fork also marks the beginning of the South Fork's main whitewater run.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Secesh River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-06-21. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  2. ^ a b "USGS National Atlas Streamer". United States Geological Survey. Archived from the original on 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  3. ^ "USGS Gage #13313500 on the Secesh River near Burgdorf, ID". National Water Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1943–1952. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  4. ^ "USGS Gage #13313500 on the Secesh River near Burgdorf, ID". National Water Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1943–1952. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  5. ^ USGS Topo Maps for United States (Map). Cartography by United States Geological Survey. ACME Mapper. Retrieved 2013-12-16.