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Deadwood River
Deadwood Dam Construction.jpg
Construction of the Deadwood Dam in 1930
Deadwood River (Idaho) is located in Idaho
Deadwood River (Idaho)
Deadwood River (Idaho) is located in the United States
Deadwood River (Idaho)
Location of the mouth of Deadwood River in Idaho
Country United States
State Idaho
Region Valley and Boise counties
Physical characteristics
Main source Deadwood Summit
6,965 ft (2,123 m)
44°32′39″N 115°33′48″W / 44.54417°N 115.56333°W / 44.54417; -115.56333
River mouth South Fork Payette River
3,700 ft (1,100 m)
44°04′45″N 115°39′30″W / 44.07917°N 115.65833°W / 44.07917; -115.65833
Length 43.5 mi (70.0 km)
Basin features
Basin size 109 sq mi (280 km2)

The Deadwood River is a 43.5-mile (70.0 km) tributary of the South Fork Payette River, flowing through Boise National Forest in Valley and Boise counties, Idaho in the United States. It joins the South Fork Payette River about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Lowman. The source of the Deadwood River is below Deadwood summit on forest road 579 in the Salmon River Mountains. The Deadwood Dam was completed in 1931 and impounded the river to form Deadwood Reservoir.

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