Cass River (Michigan) facts for kids
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Cass River running through Frankenmuth
Map of the Saginaw River watershed showing the Cass River as one of its major tributaries
|Main source||Sanilac County|
|River mouth||Shiawassee River
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
|Length||61.5 mi (99.0 km)|
|River system||Saginaw River|
The Cass River is a 61.5-mile-long (99.0 km) river in the Thumb region of the U.S. state of Michigan. It drains large portions of Sanilac and Tuscola counties and smaller portions of Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, and Saginaw counties.
It flows into the Shiawassee River in the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge at less than a mile from where the Shiawassee merges with the Tittabawassee River to form the Saginaw River southwest of the city of Saginaw. The Saginaw River is a tributary of Lake Huron.
The main branch of the Cass River is formed by the confluence of the North and South branches at Elmer Township in Sanilac County. The South Branch rises in Flynn Township, Sanilac County near the boundary with Lapeer County., just south of Cass City. The Middle Branch joins the South Branch at in Evergreen Township in Sanilac County. The Middle Branch rises in
The North Branch rises in the confluence of several drains northeast of Ubly in Huron County. The headwaters of the South Fork of the North Branch are drains in the south of Paris Township in southeast Huron County. The South Fork of the North Branch is formed by the confluence of drains in Minden Township in north central Sanilac County. The South Fork flows into the North Branch at in Greenleaf Township, Michigan in Sanilac County.
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