Cheyenne River

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Cheyenne River
Cheyenne River catchment area

Cheyenne River catchment area

Water code US1267017
location Wyoming , South Dakota (USA)
River system Mississippi River
Drain over Missouri River  → Mississippi River  → Gulf of Mexico
source The confluence of Antelope Creek and Dry Fork Creek in eastern Wyoming
43 ° 25 ′ 34 ″  N , 105 ° 3 ′ 32 ″  W
muzzle in the Missouri River dammed up to Lake Oahe coordinates: 44 ° 46 ′ 15 "  N , 100 ° 43 ′ 4"  W 44 ° 46 ′ 15 "  N , 100 ° 43 ′ 4"  W
Mouth height 480  m

length 475 km
Catchment area 62,800 km²
Left tributaries Rapid Creek , Belle Fourche River
Reservoirs flowed through Angostura Reservoir
View of the Cheyenne River from I-90

View of the Cheyenne River from I-90

The Cheyenne River is a right tributary of the Missouri River in Wyoming and South Dakota in the United States. It is approximately 475 km long.

It rises in northeast Wyoming, more precisely in the Thunder Basin National Grassland in northeast Converse County . It then flows eastward to South Dakota, past Edgemont , flows around the southern end of the Black Hills and crosses the reservoir Angostura Reservoir , which was created by the Angostura dam .

On the east side of the Black Hills it flows northeast, past Oral , the Buffalo Gap National Grassland and along the northwest border of the Pine Ridge Reservation and Badlands National Park . The Rapid Creek flows like the Belle Fourche River in the east of Meade County . It then flows northeast along the southern border of the Cheyenne River Reservation . At Cherry Creek which flows Cherry Creek in Cheyenne. It finally flows into the Missouri in Lake Oahe, 50 km northwest of Pierre .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ USGS - Geographic Names Information System - Cheyenne River