Amite River

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Amite River
River
Country United States
States Mississippi, Louisiana
Counties Lincoln, Amite
Parishes East Feliciana, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston
Tributaries
 - right Comite River, Bayou Manchac
City Denham Springs
Source West Fork Amite River
 - location Amite County, Mississippi [1]
 - coordinates 31°19′19″N 90°43′40″W / 31.32194°N 90.72778°W / 31.32194; -90.72778
Secondary source East Fork Amite River
 - location Lincoln County, Mississippi [2]
 - coordinates 31°26′05″N 90°37′12″W / 31.43472°N 90.62000°W / 31.43472; -90.62000
Source confluence
 - location St. Helena Parish and East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana [3]
 - coordinates 30°59′38″N 90°50′06″W / 30.99389°N 90.83500°W / 30.99389; -90.83500
Mouth Lake Maurepas
 - location Livingston Parish, Louisiana [3]
 - coordinates 30°17′53″N 90°33′37″W / 30.29806°N 90.56028°W / 30.29806; -90.56028Coordinates: 30°17′53″N 90°33′37″W / 30.29806°N 90.56028°W / 30.29806; -90.56028
Length 117 mi (188 km)
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Amite River watershed

The Amite River is a tributary of Lake Maurepas in Mississippi and Louisiana in the United States. It is about 117 miles (188 km) long.[4] It starts as two forks in southwestern Mississippi and flows south through Louisiana, passing Greater Baton Rouge, to Lake Maurepas, the lower 37 miles (59.5 km) of the river is navigable. A portion of the river is diverted via the Petite Amite River and Amite Diversion Canal to the Blind River, which also flows to Lake Maurepas.

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  1. ^ "West Fork Amite River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ "East Fork Amite River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Amite River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 20, 2011

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