The Elkhart River is a 48.3-mile-long (77.7 km) tributary of the St. Joseph River in northern Indiana in the United States. It is almost entirely contained in Elkhart County. It begins as the South Branch Elkhart River from Port Mitchell Lake and the North Branch Elkhart River from Waldron Lake and merge to form the Elkhart River west of Wawaka, Indiana. It flows generally westward through Benton and then turns northward. It then flows through Bainter Town and Waterford Mills into the Goshen Dam Pond. From there it flows northwest through Goshen, Dunlap and Elkhart. It flows into the St. Joseph River at Island Park just north of downtown Elkhart.
|⁃ location||Confluence of the North and South Branches of Elkhart River west of Wawaka, Indiana|
|⁃ elevation||872 ft (266 m)|
|Confluence with the St. Joseph River at Elkhart, Indiana|
|722 ft (220 m)|
|Length||48 mi (77 km)|
|Progression||Elkhart River → St. Joseph River → Lake Michigan → Great Lakes → St. Lawrence River → Gulf of St. Lawrence|
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed May 19, 2011
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elkhart River
- "Elkhart River". Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- Kellan R.S. (2013). Flood-Inundation Maps for the Elkhart River at Goshen, Indiana Reston, Va.: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.
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