Coldwater River (Branch County)

Coldwater River is a 29.5-mile-long (47.5 km)[1] stream in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located in Branch County, the river rises in Ovid Township at 41°50′14″N 84°59′13″W / 41.83722°N 84.98694°W / 41.83722; -84.98694 as the outflow of Coldwater Lake. Flowing north and west, it is joined by the outflow from the Lake of the Woods and continues north for several miles. West of the city of Coldwater, it flows through a series of lakes: South Lake, Messenger Lake, Cemetery Lake, North Lake, Randall Lake, Morrison Lake, Craig Lake, and Hodunk Pond. It then continues to the northwest and empties into the St. Joseph River in the village of Union City at 42°03′58″N 85°07′48″W / 42.06611°N 85.13000°W / 42.06611; -85.13000.[2]

Coldwater River
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 • locationBranch County, Michigan
 • location
St. Joseph River

The Coldwater River drainage basin includes nearly the entire eastern half of Branch County and portions of Allen and Reading townships in western Hillsdale County.

Major tributaries (from the mouth):