Skuna River

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The Skuna River at Bruce

The Skuna River is a tributary of the Yalobusha River, about 75 mi (120 km) long, in north-central Mississippi in the United States. Via the Yalobusha and Yazoo Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.


The Skuna River rises about 4 mi (6 km) west of Pontotoc in Pontotoc County and flows generally southwestwardly through Chickasaw and Calhoun Counties, past the town of Bruce. Most of the river's course has been channelized, and it is also known as the "Skuna River Canal." It joins the Yalobusha River 6 mi (9.7 km) east of Grenada, as the north arm of Grenada Lake, which is formed by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam on the Yalobusha.

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The United States Board on Geographic Names settled on "Skuna River" as the stream's name on February 3, 1926.[1] According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known as:

  • Loosa Schoona
  • Loosa Shooner Creek
  • Schoona
  • Schooner
  • Scoona Creek
  • Scoopa Creek
  • Scuna
  • Shooner

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Coordinates: 33°52′30″N 89°42′40″W / 33.8751°N 89.7112°W / 33.8751; -89.7112