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The North Platte River
The North Platte River

The North Platte River is a tributary of the Platte River, approximately 680 mi (1,094 km) long, in the U.S. states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. It forms the Platte at its confluence with the South Platte River in western Nebraska. The river provides the major avenue of drainage for eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska. Although it is not navigable, it has been an important route of transportation in the westward expansion of the United States, providing the route of several of the major migration trails, including the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail. North Platte River © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... North Platte River © 2004 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the Platte River in Nebraska. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Centennial State Other U.S. States Capital Denver Largest city Denver Governor Bill Owens (R) Senators Wayne Allard (R) Ken Salazar (D) Official languages English Area 269,837 km² (8th)  - Land 268,879 km²  - Water 962 km² (0. ... State nickname: Equality State Other U.S. States Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Official languages English Area 253,554 km² (10th)  - Land 251,706 km²  - Water 1,851 km² (0. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Other U.S. States Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Senators Chuck Hagel (R) Ben Nelson (D) Official languages English Area 200,520 km² (16th)  - Land 199,099 km²  - Water 1,247 km² (0. ... The South Platte River is a river in the states of Colorado and Nebraska in the western United States. ... The route of the Oregon Trail is shown in red in the western United States Map from The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... The Mormon Trail was the overland route the Mormon pioneers followed west from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake Valley, establishing Salt Lake City, Utah in 1847. ...


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The North Platte rises in the North Park valley of north central Colorado, near the town of Walden, on the eastern slope of the Park Range. It flows northward into Wyoming, along the western side of the Medicine Bow Mountains. On the north end of the range it is joined by the Medicine Bow River in the Seminoe Reservoir, then by the Sweetwater River in the Pathfinder Reservoir. North of the reservoir it flows northeast between the Granite Mountains to the west and the Laramie Mountains to the east. North Park may refer to: North Park, a valley in the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado. ... Walden is a town located in Jackson County, Colorado. ... The Park Range (elevation approximately 12,000 ft) is a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of northwestern Colorado in the United States. ... . Categories: Stub | Colorado geography | Wyoming geography | Rocky Mountains ... The Medicine Bow River The Medicine Bow River is a tributary of the North Platte River, approximately 195 mi (314 km) long, in southern Wyoming in the United States. ... The Sweetwater River The Sweetwater River is a tributary of the North Platte River, approximately 150 mi (241 km) long, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Pathfinder Reservoir is located in the United States on the North Platte River between Casper and Rawlins. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Wyoming geography | Mountain ranges of North America ... The Laramie Mountains are shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Laramie Mountains are a range of moderately high peaks on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the state of Wyoming in the United States. ...


It emerges from the mountains near Casper, where it flows east, along the northern reach of the Laramie Mountains onto the Great Plains. It flows southeast across the plains of eastern Wyoming, past the town of Douglas and the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, where it is joined by the Laramie River. It crosses into western Nebraska, flowing ESE between the cities of Scottsbluff and Gering. In Keith County, the Kingsley Dam forms Lake C.W. McConaughy, the largest lake in Nebraska and a significant irrigation and recreation facility for the region. East of the dam it flows nearly parallel to the South Platte, separated by only 5 mi (8 km) for a stretch of approximately 50 mi (80 km). It joins the South Platte to form the Platte just east of the city of North Platte. Downtown Casper Casper is a city located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... The Laramie Mountains are shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Laramie Mountains are a range of moderately high peaks on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the state of Wyoming in the United States. ... The Great Plains states. ... Douglas is a city located in Converse County, Wyoming. ... Grounds of Fort Laramie Fort Laramie was military outpost of the United States Army that was in service in the second-half of 19th century. ... The Laramie River The Laramie River is a tributary of the North Platte River, approximately 216 mi (348 km) long, in the U.S. states of Colorado and Wyoming. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. ... Gering is a city located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. ... Keith County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... High-altitude aerial view of irrigation in the Heart of the Sahara Irrigation (in agriculture) is the replacement or supplementation of rainfall with water from another source in order to grow crops. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown North Platte North Platte is a small city located in Lincoln County in southwestern Nebraska on I-80 where the South Platte River and the North Platte River join to form the Platte River. ...


In Colorado and Wyoming, the river is narrower and much swifter flowing than it is in Nebraska, where it becomes a braided stream. The upper reaches of the river in the Rockies are popular for recreation rafting and fly fishing for rainbow trout and other sport fish. In western Nebraska, the banks and riverbed of the North Platte provide a green oasis amid an otherwise semi-arid region of North America. For this reason, the locals sometimes use the nickname "Nile Valley" to refer to the North Platte Valley. A braided river channel consists of a network of small channels separated by small islands called braid bars. ... Fly rod and reel with a wild brown trout from a chalk stream. ... Binomial name Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum, 1792 The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, a. ... The Nile (Arabic: النيل an-nīl), in Africa, is one of the two longest rivers on Earth. ...


See also

This is a partial list of rivers in the state of Colorado in the United States. ... The following is a partial list of rivers in the state of Wyoming in the United States. ... This is a partial list of rivers in the state of Nebraska in the United States: Missouri River White River Niobrara River Snake River Keya Paha River Platte River Elkhorn River Logan River Loup River North Loup River Middle Loup River South Loup River Cedar River North Platte River South...

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North Platte River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
The North Platte rises in the North Park valley of north central Colorado, near the town of Walden, on the eastern slope of the Park Range.
On the north end of the range it is joined by the Medicine Bow River in the Seminoe Reservoir, then by the Sweetwater River in the Pathfinder Reservoir.
North of the reservoir it flows northeast between the Granite Mountains to the west and the Laramie Mountains to the east.
NORTH PLATTE RIVER FACTS AND INFORMATION (403 words)
The North Platte rises in the North_Park valley of north central Colorado, near the town of Walden, on the eastern slope of the Park Range.
On the north end of the range it is joined by the Medicine_Bow_River in the Seminoe_Reservoir, then by the Sweetwater River in the Pathfinder_Reservoir.
North of the reservoir it flows northeast between the Granite Mountains to the west and the Laramie_Mountains to the east.
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