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Encyclopedia > White River (Indiana)
The forks of the White River are highlighted in blue. The green area is the basin watershed.
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The forks of the White River are highlighted in blue. The green area is the basin watershed.
The West Fork of the White River at Fishers, Indiana
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The West Fork of the White River at Fishers, Indiana
The West Fork of the White River in Anderson, Indiana
The West Fork of the White River in Anderson, Indiana

The White River is a two-forked river that flows through central and southern Indiana and is the main tributary to the Wabash River. Description: The two forks of the White River in Indiana. ... Description: The two forks of the White River in Indiana. ... Description: The two forks of the White River in Indiana. ... Description: The two forks of the White River in Indiana. ... Fishers, located in Hamilton County, Indiana, is a town of population 52,390 (according to a special census conducted in 2004). ... Image File history File links West_Fork_White_River_Indiana. ... Image File history File links West_Fork_White_River_Indiana. ... Anderson is a city located in Madison County, Indiana. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Official language(s) English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... The Wabash River is a 475 mi (765 km) long river in the eastern United States that flows southwest from northwest Ohio near St. ...

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Two forks

The west fork, at 439 kilometers (273 miles), is the longest fork of the river. It starts in rural Winchester in Randolph County, winds through Muncie, Anderson and Indianapolis before joining the east fork in Daviess County. Winchester is a city located in Randolph County, Indiana. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Muncie is a city in Delaware County in northeast Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University. ... Anderson is a city located in Madison County, Indiana. ... City nickname: Circle City, Indy, Naptown Location Location in the state of Indiana Government County Marion Mayor Bart Peterson Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 953. ... Daviess County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ...


The east fork starts in Columbus at the confluence of the Driftwood and Flatrock rivers. The east fork travels 261 kilometers (162 miles) before merging with the west fork. Columbus is the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana. ... The Flatrock River is a river in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Indiana. ...


The combined White River then flows another 72 kilometers (45 miles) before draining into the Wabash river at the Indiana-Illinois border. The total White River basin watershed is 14882 square kilometers (5,746 square miles). State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official language(s) English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ...


Recreation

Even with the constant threats to the river from pollution, as below, as well as from overflow sewage from Indianapolis, there is plenty of fun to be had on the White River. From fishing to kayaking to canoeing, there are many recreational activities to experience. In fact, there is even a White River Yacht Club and a section of the river in northern Indianapolis that is home to cottages and pontoon boats alike. The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... A kayak is a type of small human-powered boat; a covered variant of a canoe, typically used with a double-bladed paddle instead of a canoes single bladed paddle. ... Canoe at El Nido, Philippines A canoe is a relatively small boat, typically human-powered, but also commonly sailed. ...


Pollution

In 1997, the White River was listed as one of the United States' most threatened rivers.


Pesticides (herbicides and insecticides) are used extensively in the White River basin. Application of herbicides to corn and soybeans accounts for most of the use. The pesticides most frequently detected near the mouth of the White River during 1991 - 1995 were the herbicides alachlor, atrazine, cyanazine and metolachlor. An airplane spreading pesticide. ... Image:Http://www. ... An insecticide is a pesticide whose purpose is to kill or to prevent the multiplication of insects. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Binomial name Glycine max Merr. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alachlor is an herbicide, marketed under the trade name Lasso, used mainly to control weeds in corn and soybean fields. ... 2-chloro-4-(ethylamine)-6-(isopropylamine)-s-triazine, or Atrazine, is a s-triazine-ring herbicide that is used globally to stop pre and post emergence broadleaf and grassy weeds in major crops. ...


The highest concentrations of herbicides in the river were typically found during late spring runoff following application. Generally, concentrations of alachlor have been decreasing while concentrations of acetochlor have been increasing in response to changes in the use of these herbicides in the basin.


The total amount of the commonly used herbicides transported by the river is about 1 percent or less of the amount applied to cropland. Insecticides commonly used in urban and agricultural areas also were found but in much lower concentrations than commonly used herbicides. Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... Urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of man-made structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ...


Trivia

  • The headwaters of the west fork are farther east than the east fork

See also

This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Indiana. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
White River (Indiana) - definition of White River (Indiana) in Encyclopedia (353 words)
The White River is a two-forked river that flows through central and southern Indiana and is the main tributary to the Wabash River.
Pesticides (herbicides and insecticides) are used extensively in the White River basin.
USGS Occurrence of pesticides in the White River, Indiana, 1991-95 (http://in.water.usgs.gov/nawqa/wr03007.htm)
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