Wind River (Wisconsin)

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Wind River
Wind River (Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Wind River (Wisconsin)
Location of the mouth of Wind River in Wisconsin
Location
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyPierce
Physical characteristics
SourceTrimbelle
 ⁃ coordinates44°42′04″N 092°37′11″W / 44.70111°N 92.61972°W / 44.70111; -92.61972[1]
 ⁃ elevation1,064 ft (324 m)[2]
MouthMississippi River
 ⁃ location
Diamond Bluff
 ⁃ coordinates
44°39′13″N 092°38′34″W / 44.65361°N 92.64278°W / 44.65361; -92.64278Coordinates: 44°39′13″N 092°38′34″W / 44.65361°N 92.64278°W / 44.65361; -92.64278[1]
 ⁃ elevation
676 ft (206 m)[1]
Length9 mi (14 km)[3]

The Wind River is a minor tributary of the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin in the United States. It flows for its entire 9.0-mile (14.5 km) length[3] in western Pierce County. It rises in the town (unincorporated jurisdiction) of Trimbelle and flows southward through the towns of Oak Grove and Diamond Bluff. Wind River joins the Mississippi near the unincorporated community of Diamond Bluff, which is within the larger jurisdiction (the town). The confluence is 801 miles (1,289 km) from the Mississippi's mouth on the Gulf of Mexico.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wind River". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. August 29, 1980. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed October 5, 2012
  4. ^ United States Geological Survey. "United States Topographic Map". TopoQuest. Retrieved January 30, 2013. River miles for the Mississippi are marked on the map.