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St. Joseph River
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Map of the Maumee River watershed showing the St. Joseph River.
Location
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationHillsdale County, Michigan
 • coordinates41°38′53″N 84°33′56″W / 41.6480556°N 84.5655556°W / 41.6480556; -84.5655556 (Saint Joseph River origin)
 • elevation856 ft (261 m)
Mouth 
 • location
Maumee River, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
 • coordinates
41°05′00″N 85°07′56″W / 41.0833333°N 85.1322222°W / 41.0833333; -85.1322222 (Saint Joseph River mouth)Coordinates: 41°05′00″N 85°07′56″W / 41.0833333°N 85.1322222°W / 41.0833333; -85.1322222 (Saint Joseph River mouth)
 • elevation
751 ft (229 m)
Length100 mi (160 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftWest Branch St. Joseph River
 • rightEast Branch St. Joseph River
GNIS ID2678706
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St. Joseph River near Newville in DeKalb County, Indiana.
Floodwall along St. Joseph River in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The St. Joseph River is an 86.1-mile-long (138.6 km)[1] tributary of the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio and northeastern Indiana in the United States, with headwater tributaries rising in southern Michigan. It drains a primarily rural farming region in the watershed of Lake Erie.

The St. Joseph River of Lake Michigan is an entirely separate river that rises in western Michigan, dips into Indiana, and flows west into Lake Michigan.

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 19, 2011

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