White River (White Lake)

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White River
Physical characteristics
Main source Monroe Township, Newago County, Michigan
43°40′48″N 85°44′17″W / 43.68001°N 85.7381°W / 43.68001; -85.7381[1]
River mouth White Lake, Michigan
43°25′21″N 86°20′13″W / 43.42251°N 86.33701°W / 43.42251; -86.33701Coordinates: 43°25′21″N 86°20′13″W / 43.42251°N 86.33701°W / 43.42251; -86.33701[2]
Basin features
Basin size 470 sq mi (1,200 km2)
The White River in August 2005

The White River is a 23.6-mile-long (38.0 km)[3] river located on the western side of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The White River rises from the extensive Oxford Swamp in north central Newaygo County and flows out into an upland area. The rural town of Hesperia borders the river here.[4]

Continuing onward, the White River flows in a southwesterly direction through the southern section of Manistee National Forest. The river passes through Oceana County and into Muskegon County and White Lake. The lake and river discharge into Lake Michigan, near the towns of Whitehall and Montague.

The White River system drains a surface area of approximately 300,000 acres (1,200 km2) and includes about 253 miles (407 km) of streams.[4]

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