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Clearwater River
Country United States
State Minnesota
Region Red River Valley
Cities Bagley, Minnesota, Plummer, Minnesota, Red Lake Falls, Minnesota
Physical characteristics
Main source Western Clearwater County, Minnesota
1,440 ft (440 m)
River mouth Red Lake River
Red Lake Falls, Minnesota
955 ft (291 m)
Basin features
River system Nelson River basin
Basin size 1,385 sq mi (3,590 km2)
  • Left:
    Ruffy Brook, Lost River, Terrebonne Creek, Beau Gerlot Creek, Lower Badger Creek
  • Right:
    Walker Brook, Butcher Knife Creek

The Clearwater River is a 147-mile-long (237 km) tributary of the Red Lake River of Minnesota in the United States. Via the Red Lake River, the Red River of the North, Lake Winnipeg, and the Nelson River, it is part of the Hudson Bay watershed.

"Clearwater" is an English translation of the native Ojibwe language name.

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