North Platte River

River, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska, U.S. One of the two main arms of the Platte River, it rises in northern Colorado, flows north into Wyoming, then turns east and southeast across the Nebraska border to join the South Platte and form the Platte.

It is 680 mi (1,094 km) long and is part of an irrigation, power, and flood-control project of the Missouri River basin. It has large reservoirs and dams.

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      one of the two main arms of the Platte River, rising in north-central Colorado, U.S. It rises in several headstreams in the Medicine Bow and Park ranges and the Rabbit Ears Range and flows north into Wyoming, bends east-southeast at Casper, and continues into western Nebraska past Scottsbluff to North Platte city. There, after a 680-mile (1,094-kilometre) course, it joins the South Platte River to form the Platte River. On the Wyoming-Nebraska boundary the river flows through Goshen Hole, where its valley widens to 50 miles (80 km) in places.

      The North Platte is part of a comprehensive, multipurpose (irrigation, power, flood-control) project of the Missouri River basin. It has large reservoirs and dams (including Pathfinder, 1909; Guernsey, 1927; Seminoe, 1939; Alcova, 1938; Kingsley, 1941; Kortes, 1951; and Glendo, 1958). The North Platte's chief tributaries are the Sweetwater, Laramie, and Medicine Bow rivers.

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