Us-kab-wan-ka River

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Us-kab-wan-ka River, also known as the Ush-kab-wan River, is a small tributary of the Cloquet River in northeast Minnesota in the United States. It is approximately 19.7 miles (31.7 km) long.[1] Along with its tributaries, the Us-kab-wan-ka drains an area of 40.43 square miles (104.7 km2).

Via the Cloquet River and the Saint Louis River, it is part of the watershed of Lake Superior, it flows through Whiteface Reservoir Unorganized Territory and Grand Lake Township in southern Saint Louis County.

Its name in the Ojibwe language is askibwaanikaa-ziibi (river full of Jerusalem artichokes), having the identical name in Ojibwe as the nearby Artichoke River.

The river begins at the outlet of Rush Lake in Cloquet Valley State Forest and flows generally southwest, then southward, it flows into the Cloquet River, two miles south of Taft.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 7, 2012

Coordinates: 46°58′19″N 92°20′28″W / 46.97194°N 92.34111°W / 46.97194; -92.34111