Grand River

Grand River
1. former name of the Colorado River above its junction with the Green River in SE Utah.
2. a river in SW Michigan, flowing W to Lake Michigan. 260 mi. (420 km) long.

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river, Iowa and Missouri, United States
      river rising near Creston, Union county, south-central Iowa, U.S., and flowing in a southerly direction into Missouri. It merges with the Thompson River and Shoal, Medicine, and Locust creeks near Chillicothe, Mo., before joining the Missouri River near Brunswick after a course of 215 miles (346 km). As early as 1723 the Grand was referred to by the French as “La Grande Riviére,” and in that year France established Fort D'Orleans just west of its mouth in an effort to secure military control of the Missouri. The fort was abandoned in 1728, and the site has since been obliterated by the changing course of the river.

      river formed by the confluence of the North and South forks in Perkins county, northern South Dakota, U.S. The Grand River flows southeast and a little south to join the Missouri River near Mobridge after a course of 209 miles (336 km). Shadehill Dam (1950) impounds a reservoir in the Grand's upper course.

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  • Grand River — Caractéristiques Longueur 320 km Bassin 13 900 km2 Bassin collecteur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grand River — Grand River, OH U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 345 Housing Units (2000): 125 Land area (2000): 0.550183 sq. miles (1.424967 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.100083 sq. miles (0.259214 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.650266 sq. miles (1.684181… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Grand River — (spr. Gränd Riwwer), Name mehrerer nordamerikanischer Flüsse: 1) im Staate Ohio, fällt in den Erie See; 2) (Washtenong), im Staate Michigan, entspringt in der Grafschaft Washtenaw, durchfließt die Grafschaften Hillsdale u. Iowa, nimmt Jackson u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Grand River — (spr. gränd riwwer), 1) Fluß im nordamerikan. Staat Michigan, 430 km lang, fließt bei Grand Haven in den Michigansee und ist bis Grand Rapids, 65 km, schiffbar. – 2) Östlicher Quellarm des Colorado in Nordamerika, kommt vom Longs Pik, ist 560 km… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Grand River, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 225 Housing Units (2000): 123 Land area (2000): 0.208369 sq. miles (0.539673 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.208369 sq. miles (0.539673 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Grand River, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 345 Housing Units (2000): 125 Land area (2000): 0.550183 sq. miles (1.424967 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.100083 sq. miles (0.259214 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.650266 sq. miles (1.684181 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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