Tittabawassee River

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Tittabawassee River
Saginaw River watershed
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationEdwards Township, Ogemaw County, Michigan
 ⁃ coordinates44°05′27″N 84°18′49″W / 44.09085°N 84.31361°W / 44.09085; -84.31361[1]
 ⁃ location
Saginaw River, Michigan
 ⁃ coordinates
43°23′12″N 83°57′58″W / 43.38669°N 83.96608°W / 43.38669; -83.96608Coordinates: 43°23′12″N 83°57′58″W / 43.38669°N 83.96608°W / 43.38669; -83.96608
Length72 mi (116 km)
Basin size2,471 sq mi (6,400 km2)
The Tridge is a three-way bridge at the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa rivers

The Tittabawassee River is a stream that flows in a generally southeasterly direction through the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The river begins at Secord Lake in Clement Township, at the confluence of the East Branch and the Middle Branch.[2] From there it flows through Gladwin, Midland and Saginaw counties where, as a major tributary of the Saginaw River, it flows into it at Saginaw. Its tributaries include the Chippewa, Pine, Molasses, Sugar, and Tobacco rivers.

Significant communities on or near the Tittabawassee River include Saginaw, Midland, and Sanford. At Edenville, the river is impounded by the hydroelectric Edenville Dam to create Wixom Lake. It is also impounded by a hydroelectric dam in Sanford to create Sanford Lake. In Saginaw County, the river flows through Tittabawassee Township, which is named for the river and contains the unincorporated community of Freeland.

The main river is 72.4 miles (116.5 km) long[2] and drains an area of 2,471 square miles (6,400 km2).[3]

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  1. ^ "Tittabawassee River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed November 7, 2011
  3. ^ Tittabawassee River Assessment Michigan Department of Natural Resources