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Maumee River
Maumee River at Mary Jane Thurston State Park in Grand Rapids, Ohio.jpg
The Maumee River at Grand Rapids, Ohio
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Map of the Maumee River watershed
Country United States
States Indiana, Ohio
Cities and towns Fort Wayne, Indiana; New Haven, Indiana; Antwerp, Ohio; Cecil, Ohio; Defiance, Ohio; Florida, Ohio; Napoleon, Ohio; Grand Rapids, Ohio; Waterville, Ohio; Maumee, Ohio; Perrysburg, Ohio; Rossford, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Oregon, Ohio
Physical characteristics
Main source Fort Wayne by the confluence of the St. Joseph and St. Marys
750 ft (230 m)
River mouth Lake Erie at Toledo
571 ft (174 m)
Length 137 miles (220 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    5,297 cu ft/s (150.0 m3/s)
Basin features
Progression Northeast
Basin size 6,354 sq mi (16,460 km2)

The Maumee River (pronounced /mɔːˈm/) (Shawnee: Hotaawathiipi; Miami-Illinois: Taawaawa siipiiwi) is a river running from northeastern Indiana into northwestern Ohio and Lake Erie in the United States. The city of Toledo is located at the mouth of the Maumee.

It is the largest watershed of any of the rivers feeding the Great Lakes, and supplies five percent of Lake Erie’s water.


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