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D River

D River
Looking downstream toward the Pacific
Name origin: Winning entry in a 1940 naming contest[1]
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lincoln
Source Devils Lake
 - location Lincoln City
 - elevation 9 ft (3 m) [2]
 - coordinates  [3]
Mouth Pacific Ocean
 - location Lincoln City
 - elevation 7 ft (2 m) [3]
 - coordinates  [3]
Location of the mouth of the D River in Oregon

The D River is a river in Lincoln City, Oregon, United States. The once-nameless river, known as the "shortest river in the world"[4][5][6][7] was listed in the Guinness World Records as the world's shortest river at 440 feet (130 m). This title was lost in 1989 when Guinness named the Roe River in Montana as the world's shortest. Attempting to reclaim the title, the people of Lincoln City submitted a new measurement to Guinness of about 120 feet (37 m) marked at "extreme high tide".[8] Starting in 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records did not list a category for shortest river.

The D river flows from Devils Lake, under U.S. Route 101, and into the Pacific Ocean, entirely within the city limits of Lincoln City. The D River State Recreation Site off Highway 101 is home to two of the world's largest kite festivals in the spring and fall.[4]

This area was originally settled as the town of Delake, which was later incorporated with other nearby towns to form Lincoln City in 1965. The river had been known by several names, including simply "the outlet", and earned its short name in a contest.[1]

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References

  1. ^ a b Price, Niki (January 18, 2007). "The World's Shortest River Is Long on Controversy".  
  2. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  3. ^ a b c "D River".  
  4. ^ a b "D River State Recreation Site". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Seeks Name for River". The News-Sentinel. July 4, 1940. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shortest River? Well, Maybe".  
  7. ^ "Oregon Has Squabble Over Shortest River". The Times-News. October 12, 1963. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ Finley, Carmel (May 4, 1988). "D River Reclaims 'Lost' Title".  

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Devils Lake Water Improvement District
"Worlds Shortest" river
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