Yellowstone River

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Yellowstone River
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Kintra Unitit States
States Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota
Tributaries
 - left Gardner River, Shields River
 - right Lamar River, Boulder River, Stillwater River, Big Horn River, Tongue River, Powder River
Soorce Confluence o North an Sooth Forks
 - location Absaroka Range, Wyoming
 - coordinates 43°59′18″N 109°55′45″W / 43.98833°N 109.92917°W / 43.98833; -109.92917 [1]
Mooth Missouri River
 - location McKenzie County, near Buford, North Dakota
 - coordinates 47°58′42″N 103°58′56″W / 47.97833°N 103.98222°W / 47.97833; -103.98222Coordinates: 47°58′42″N 103°58′56″W / 47.97833°N 103.98222°W / 47.97833; -103.98222 [1]
Lenth 692 mi (1,114 km) [1]
Basin 70,000 sq mi (181,299 km2) [2]
Discharge for Sidney, MT
 - average 13,773 cu ft/s (390 m3/s) [3]
 - max 159,000 cu ft/s (4,502 m3/s) [4]
 - min 3,108 cu ft/s (88 m3/s)
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Cairt o the Yellowstone River watershed

The Yellowstone River is a tributary o the Missouri River, approximately 692 mile (1,114 km) lang, in the wastren Unitit States. Conseedered the principal tributary o the upper Missouri, the river an its tributaries drain a wide aurie stretching frae the Rocky Moontains in the vicinity o the Yellowstone Naitional Pairk athort the moontains an heich plains o soothren Montana an northren Wyoming.

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  1. a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geografic Names Information Seestem: Yellowstone River, USGS GNIS
  2. "Flows of Largest U.S. Rivers -- Length, Discharge, and Drainage Area". U.S. Census.
  3. "Yellowstone River at Sidney, Montana". Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. River Discharge Database. 19 October 1996. Retrieved 21 Apryle 2010.
  4. "USGS Gage #06329500 on the Yellowstone River near Sydney, MT". National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 19 November 2010.