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Ross Fork is a tributary stream of the Snake River in Bannock and Bingham counties in the U.S. state of Idaho. It flows into Clear Creek, which joins the Snake River at the American Falls Reservoir.

The watershed of the creek drains almost entirely the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, located in southeastern, Idaho. All though once a perennial stream throughout its reach, the creek normally dries up late in the summer. White bryonia, an exotic plant with poisonous berries and sometimes called the Kudzu of the West, has infested places along the stream and is reducing biodiversity. The stream also has issues with erosion. Flows are mostly influenced by spring run off and irrigation diversions managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Fort Hall Irrigation Project. The stream also supports genetically pure strains of Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Some of the best examples of the intact Oregon Trail exists along the creek.

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