Roaring River (California)

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Roaring River
Roaring River Falls - panoramio.jpg
Roaring River Falls
Kings River watershed.png
Map of the Kings River drainage basin. Roaring River joins the South Fork at right.
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Western Divide
 ⁃ coordinates36°35′40″N 118°32′19″W / 36.59444°N 118.53861°W / 36.59444; -118.53861[1]
 ⁃ elevation11,505 ft (3,507 m)
MouthSouth Fork Kings River
 ⁃ location
Cedar Grove
 ⁃ coordinates
36°47′08″N 118°37′36″W / 36.78556°N 118.62667°W / 36.78556; -118.62667[1]
 ⁃ elevation
4,790 ft (1,460 m)
Length16.6 mi (26.7 km)[2]
Basin size115.2 sq mi (298 km2)[2]

The Roaring River is a 16.6-mile (26.7 km)[2] long tributary of the South Fork Kings River, in the Sierra Nevada of Fresno County, California. The entire course of the river is within Kings Canyon National Park.

The river originates in the Great Western Divide at Triple Divide Peak, and flows northward through Cloud Canyon before turning northwest, entering Sugarloaf Valley, where it receives Sugarloaf Creek from the west. From there it flows north through a deep and inaccessible gorge, forming the Roaring River Falls near its confluence with the South Fork in Cedar Grove.

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  1. ^ a b "Roaring River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1981-01-19. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  2. ^ a b c "National Hydrography Dataset via National Map Viewer". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-05-21.