Camas Creek (Big Wood River tributary)

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Camas Creek is a 64-mile (103 km) long[3] river in southern Idaho, United States, that is a tributary of the Big Wood River.[Note 1]

Camas Creek
Camas Creek Idaho.jpg
The Camas Creek, east of Fairfield, Idaho, October 2010
Camas Creek (Big Wood River tributary) is located in Idaho
Camas Creek (Big Wood River tributary)
Location of the mouth of Camas Creek in Idaho
Camas Creek (Big Wood River tributary) is located in the United States
Camas Creek (Big Wood River tributary)
Camas Creek (Big Wood River tributary) (the United States)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountiesCamas County, Idaho, Elmore County, Idaho, Blaine County, Idaho
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationwest of Hill City, Elmore County, Idaho
 • coordinates43°15′28″N 115°20′57″W / 43.25778°N 115.34917°W / 43.25778; -115.34917[1]
 • elevation5,807 ft (1,770 m)[2]
MouthBig Wood River
 • location
Magic Reservoir, Camas/Blaine counties, Idaho
 • coordinates
43°19′36″N 114°24′06″W / 43.32667°N 114.40167°W / 43.32667; -114.40167Coordinates: 43°19′36″N 114°24′06″W / 43.32667°N 114.40167°W / 43.32667; -114.40167[1]
 • elevation
4,800 ft (1,500 m)[1]
Length64 mi (103 km)[3]
Basin size698 sq mi (1,810 km2)[4]

DescriptionEdit

Beginning at an elevation of 5,807 feet (1,770 m)[2] west of Hill City in eastern Elmore County, it flows east into Camas County, where it is roughly paralleled by U.S. Route 20. About 10 miles (16 km) east of Fairfield, it forms the Camas-Blaine county line and continues east to its mouth at Magic Reservoir,[5] at an elevation of 4,800 feet (1,463 m).[1] Camas Creek has a 698-square-mile (1,810 km2) watershed.[4]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ One of the tributaries of this Camas Creek (not to be confused with at least four other Camas Creeks in Idaho) is located entirely within Elmore County and is called the Malad River. What makes that interesting is that the Camas Creek empties into the Big Wood River, which in turn, empties into the Malad River (which is located entirely within Gooding County), thus making the Malad River (of Elmore County) and tributary of the Malad River (of Gooding County). Of course, neither of these two Malad Rivers is the Malad River which flows south from southeastern Idaho to northern Utah and into the Bear River (a tributary of the Great Salt Lake).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Camas Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 21, 1979. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  3. ^ a b "National Hydrography Dataset". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 12, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Camas Creek Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan for Agriculture" (PDF). Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 2, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Idaho Road and Recreation Atlas (Map) (2nd ed.). 1:250,000. Benchmark Maps. 2010. pp. 73–74. ISBN 978-0-929591-06-3. OCLC 567571371.

External linksEdit

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