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Wabash River

Map of the Wabash River watershed with the Wabash River highlighted.
River information
NameWabash River
OriginNear Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio
MouthOhio River near Shawneetown, Illinois
Basin countriesUSA
Length503 mi (809.5 km)
Discharge35350 cuft/s (56890.3 m3/s)
Basin area39950 sqmi (103470 km2)

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The Wabash River is a 503 mi (809.5 km) river in the Midwestern United States that flows southwest from northwest Ohio near Fort Recovery across northern Indiana to southern Illinois, where it forms the Illinois-Indiana border before draining into the Ohio River, of which it is the largest northern tributary. From the dam near Huntington, Indiana to its terminus at the Ohio River, the Wabash flows freely for 411 mi (661.4 km).

The Wabash is the state river of Indiana, and subject of the state song "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" by Paul Dresser.

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