Amite River Article

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Amite River
An excursion steamer on the Amite River in Louisiana (circa 1895).jpg
Amite River watershed
Country United States
State Mississippi, Louisiana
Counties Lincoln, Amite
Parishes East Feliciana, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston
City Denham Springs
Physical characteristics
SourceWest Fork Amite River
 - location Amite County, Mississippi
 - coordinates 31°19′19″N 90°43′40″W / 31.32194°N 90.72778°W / 31.32194; -90.72778
2nd sourceEast Fork Amite River
 - location Lincoln County, Mississippi
 - coordinates 31°26′05″N 90°37′12″W / 31.43472°N 90.62000°W / 31.43472; -90.62000
Source confluence 
 - location St. Helena Parish and East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
 - coordinates 30°59′38″N 90°50′06″W / 30.99389°N 90.83500°W / 30.99389; -90.83500
Mouth Lake Maurepas
 - location
Livingston Parish, Louisiana
 - coordinates
30°17′53″N 90°33′37″W / 30.29806°N 90.56028°W / 30.29806; -90.56028
AMITE RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

30°17′53″N 90°33′37″W / 30.29806°N 90.56028°W / 30.29806; -90.56028
Length117 mi (188 km)
Basin features
 - right Comite River, Bayou Manchac

The Amite River is a tributary of Lake Maurepas in Mississippi and Louisiana in the United States. It is about 117 miles (188 km) long. [1] It starts as two forks in southwestern Mississippi and flows south through Louisiana, passing Greater Baton Rouge, to Lake Maurepas. The lower 37 miles (59.5 km) of the river is navigable. A portion of the river is diverted via the Petite Amite River and Amite Diversion Canal to the Blind River, which also flows to Lake Maurepas.


See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 20, 2011

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