- Apple River (Illinois)
The Apple River is a
tributaryof the Mississippi River, about 40 mi (65 km) long, in southwestern Wisconsinand northwestern Illinoisin the United States. It rises in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, and flows for most of its length in Illinois, through Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties. Along its course it passes through Apple River Canyon State Parkand the town of Hanover. It flows into the Mississippi River about 7 mi (11 km) northwest of Savanna.
In Jo Daviess County, it collects two short tributaries known as the West Fork Apple River and South Fork Apple River.
The river is part of the
Driftless Areaof Illinois, a region that was bypassed by the last ice age; "the glacial sweep which ironed out hills and filled valleys in other parts of the state left this area unscratched. [ [http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/Parks/R1/APPLE.HTM Illinois Department of Natural Resources] , Retrieved July 12, 2007] The Apple River had its original course reversed, it now flowing south to the Mississippi. [ [http://dnr.state.il.us/orep/c2000/assessments/driftweb/ataglance.htm Illinois DNR on Driftless Area] , Retrieved July 12, 2007] The result is a deep canyon, part of which is preserved in Apple River Canyon State Park.
List of Illinois rivers
List of Wisconsin rivers
Millville Town Site
* [http://reference.allrefer.com/gazetteer/A/A05891-apple-river.html Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry]
DeLorme(2003). "Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer". Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-321-4.
DeLorme(1992). "Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer". Freeport, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-247-1.
Geographic Names Information Systementries for Gnis|403579|Apple River, Gnis|418751|South Fork Apple River, Gnis|420825|West Fork Apple River
* [http://www.prairierivers.org/ Prairie Rivers Network]
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