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2 Grand River, Michigan
3 Grand River, Missouri
4 Grand River, Ohio
5 Grand River, Oklahoma
6 Grand River, Wisconsin
7 Grand River, South Dakota
8 Populated places called Grand River
Grand River, Ontario
The Grand River watershed is located in Southern Ontario. The watershed consists of all the land that drains into the Grand River through tributary creeks and rivers such as the Conestogo, Speed, Eramosa and Nith. One of the senic and spectacular features of the river is the Falls and Gorge at Elora.
Because a watershed is an ecosystem with natural borders, it includes and crosses many township and county boundaries. The Grand River watershed is Southern Ontario's largest. Its headwaters are near Dundalk in the north. The Grand River flows south through the the village of Grand Valley, the town of Fergus, the village of Elora, the city of Waterloo, the city of Kitchener, the city of Cambridge, the town of Paris, the city of Brantford, the town of Calidonia, and the town of Cayuga before emptying into the north shore of Lake Erie at the town of Dunville in the south.
The watershed (7000 square kilometers or 2600 square miles) has been recognized by the designation of the Grand as a Canadian Heritage River.
It is estimated that 22% of the pesticide usage in the Lake Michigan watershed occurs in the Grand River drainage which accounts for only 13% of the total watershed. Much of the basin is flat and it contains many swamps and lakes; although, there is an elevation difference of 700 feet between the source and mouth of the river.
Tributaries are the Red Cedar River, Looking Glass River, Maple River, Flat River, Thornapple River, and the Rogue River.
A 500 passenger dinner cruise ship modeled after a riverboat operates on the river in Lansing.
Map of the Grand River Watershed
Grand River, Missouri
Grand River, Ohio
Grand River, Oklahoma
Grand River, Wisconsin
Grand River, South Dakota
Populated places called Grand River
There is also the town of Grand River, Ohio, Grand River, Louisiana, Grand River, Iowa and Grand River Township, Decatur County, Iowa, Grand River Township, Madison County, Iowa, Grand River Township, Wayne County, Iowa, Grand River Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas, Grand River Township, Bates County, Missouri, Grand River Township, Cass County, Missouri, Grand River Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Grand River Township, De Kalb County, Missouri, Grand River Township, Livingston County, Missouri, Grand River Township, Bowman County, North Dakota and Grand River Township, Perkins County, South Dakota