Belle Fourche River

Belle Fourche River

The Belle Fourche River (prounced "bel FOOSH") is a tributary of the Cheyenne River, approximately 290 mi (467 km) long, in the U.S. states of Wyoming and South Dakota. Via the Cheyenne and Missouri rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.

It rises in northeastern Wyoming, in southern Campbell County, approximately 15 mi. (24 km) north of Wright. It flows northeast, past Moorcroft and Devils Tower. Near the state line with Montana, it turns abruptly southeast and flows in western South Dakota, past Belle Fourche and around the north side of the Black Hills. In southern Meade County near Hereford, it turns ENE and joins the Cheyenne approximately 50 mi (80 km) ENE of Rapid City.

The point at which the river flows out of Wyoming and into South Dakota is the lowest point in the State of Wyoming at 945 meters (3,099 feet) elevation. This is the second-highest low point of any U.S. state. [cite web |author=U.S. Geological Survey |title=Elevations and Distances |url= |accessdate=2008-01-22]

The river provides significant flood control, recreation and irrigation for agriculture in western South Dakota. The total irrigation area of the river in South Dakota is approximately 57,000 acres (231 km²).


ee also

*List of South Dakota rivers
*List of Wyoming rivers

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См. также в других словарях:

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  • Belle Fourche, South Dakota — Infobox Settlement official name = City of Bell Fourche, South Dakota other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = City motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem …   Wikipedia

  • Belle Fourche (Dakota du Sud) — Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Pays  États Unis État …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Belle Fourche — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fourche (homonymie). 44° 40′ 02″ N 103° 51′ 01″ W …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Belle Fourche — geographical name river NE Wyoming & W South Dakota flowing NE & E into Cheyenne River …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cheyenne River — Einzugsgebiet des Cheyenne River Daten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cheyenne River — Map of the course and watershed of the Cheyenne River. For a North Dakota river with the same pronunciation, see Sheyenne River. The Cheyenne River is a tributary of the Missouri River in the U.S. states of Wyoming and South Dakota. It is… …   Wikipedia

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