Sturgeon River (Cheboygan County, Michigan)

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Sturgeon River
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Sturgeon River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Livingston Township, Otsego County, Michigan
River mouth Burt Lake in Tuscarora Township, Cheboygan County, Michigan
597 feet (182 m)[1]

Sturgeon River is a 40.8-mile-long (65.7 km)[2] river in the U.S. state of Michigan, flowing mostly northward through Otsego and Cheboygan counties.

The Sturgeon River rises in Livingston Township, Otsego County, near the city of Gaylord at 45°01′49″N 84°38′18″W / 45.03028°N 84.63833°W / 45.03028; -84.63833. It flows into Burt Lake in the community of Indian River. A channel formerly flowed into the Indian River at 45°24′47″N 84°36′36″W / 45.41306°N 84.61000°W / 45.41306; -84.61000, but the main course of the river now empties directly into Burt Lake.[3]

The West Branch Sturgeon River rises in southeast Charlevoix County at 45°07′49″N 84°47′55″W / 45.13028°N 84.79861°W / 45.13028; -84.79861 and flows 17.5 miles (28.2 km)[2] to the main stream at 45°16′19″N 84°36′03″W / 45.27194°N 84.60083°W / 45.27194; -84.60083 in Wolverine.[4]

The Little Sturgeon River rises in Cheboygan County northeast of Wolverine at 45°17′55″N 84°33′37″W / 45.29861°N 84.56028°W / 45.29861; -84.56028 and flows north on a course generally parallel to the Sturgeon River. The mouth of the Little Sturgeon River is at 45°24′19″N 84°36′32″W / 45.40528°N 84.60889°W / 45.40528; -84.60889 on the former channel of the Sturgeon River that flows into the Indian River.[5]

Tributaries[edit]

From the mouth:

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sturgeon River
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed November 21, 2011
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sturgeon River (Cheboygan County)
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Branch Sturgeon River (Cheboygan County)
  5. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little Sturgeon River
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crumley Creek
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Twin Lakes Creek
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roberts Lake
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cochran Lake
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Goose Lake
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Johnson Creek
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Corey Lake
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Beebe Creek
  14. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Branch Sturgeon River
  15. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Silver Lake
  16. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Allen Creek
  17. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Marl Creek
  18. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Reardon Lake
  19. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Woodin Lake
  20. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berry Lake
  21. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fitzek Lake
  22. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hoffman Lake
  23. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kidney Lake
  24. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mud Creek
  25. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mud Lake
  26. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bradley Creek
  27. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lance Lake
  28. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wildwood Lake
  29. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stewart Creek
  30. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Club Stream
  31. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pickerel Creek
  32. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pickerel Lake
  33. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mossback Creek