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Rush Creek
Countries United States
States Minnesota
Counties Winona, Fillmore
Cities Rushford
Physical characteristics
Main source Utica Township, Winona County, Minnesota
43°56′40″N 91°54′18″W / 43.944427925898594°N 91.9049168509712°W / 43.944427925898594; -91.9049168509712
River mouth Rushford, Minnesota
43°48′18″N 91°44′51″W / 43.80500°N 91.74750°W / 43.80500; -91.74750
Basin features
River system Root River (Minnesota)

Rush Creek is a stream in Fillmore and Winona counties, in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is a tributary of the Root River, which it joins in Rushford, Minnesota.


The creek was named for the rush plants lining its banks.

Rush Creek suffered severe flooding in the Southeast Minnesota floods of August 18–20, 2007.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, fish species present in Rush Creek include: brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, white sucker, American brook lamprey, creek chub, northern hog sucker, golden redhorse, shorthead redhorse, brook stickleback, green sunfish, sculpin, longnose dace, blacknose dace, quillback and Johnny darter. The Win-Cres Chapter of Trout Unlimited began a stream restoration project on Rush Creek in 2018. There was damage to the restoration project in Spring 2019 flooding. Rush Creek can be seen from the Enterprise Rest Area on Interstate 90.

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