Leaf River (Illinois)

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Leaf River
Origin Carroll County southeast of Shannon, Illinois
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Mouth Confluence with the Rock River north of Oregon, Illinois
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Progression Leaf River → Rock → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico
Length 31 mi (50 km)
Mouth elevation 676 ft (206 m)
GNIS ID 411890

The Leaf River is a tributary of the Rock River, about 31 miles (50 km) long,[1] in northwestern Illinois in the United States.[2] Via the Rock, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed.

Course

After rising east of the town of Shannon in northeastern Carroll County, the Leaf flows eastward across northwestern Ogle County, past the towns of Adeline and Leaf River. It joins the Rock River from the west between the towns of Byron and Oregon.

See also

References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 13, 2011
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Leaf River