Wild Rice River (North Dakota)

The catchment area of ​​the Red River of the North, both Wild Rice River are highlighted

The Wild Rice River at Abercrombie, North Dakota ( 2007).

The Wild Rice River is an approximately 390 km long sinuous northward flowing left tributary of the Red River of the North in the southeast of the U.S. state of North Dakota.

His ZufIüsse also drain a small portion of the north of South Dakota. About the Red River, the Lake Winnipeg and the Nelson River, it is part of the watershed of Hudson Bay and drains an area of 5783 km ² in the region of the Red River Valley. He is one of two tributaries of the Red River of the North with this name; the other is the Wild Rice River in Minnesota. Despite its length, it is a relatively small river whose bed in the annual average is only about 3 m³ / s.


The river rises as a non- steady water in Brampton Township, about 10 km south of Cogswell in southeastern Sargent County and initially flows extremely meandering through this and the Richland County, through the Tewaukon Reserve and the towns of Cayuga, Mantador and Great Bend past, where he swings to the north. To the west of Wahpeton he begins a parallel course to the Red River, which he followed to its outlet in Cass County, about five kilometers south of Frontier in strong turns at a distance of five to seven miles.


The United States Geological Survey operates about five kilometers northwest of Abercrombie a level. Between 1932 and 2005 there was the long-term runoff in the annual average about 3 m³ / s The highest value was 270 m³ / s observed on 11 April 1969.