Concept

Rice Creek (Mississippi River tributary)

Summary
Rice Creek is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the northern suburbs of the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota in the United States. It is approximately long and drains a watershed of . Course Rice Creek has its source at Clear Lake in the city of Forest Lake in Washington County and flows generally southwestwardly through Anoka and Ramsey Counties, through the cities of Columbus, Lino Lakes, Circle Pines, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton and Fridley. It joins the Mississippi River at Manomin County Park in Fridley, about north of the I-694 Bridge. The creek drops about along its course, from its source elevation of to its mouth at , with most of the drop () occurring in the upstream of its mouth; a lowland floodplain adjoins the stream in this reach. In Anoka County, Rice Creek passes through an extensive network of lakes known as the Lino Lakes Chain of Lakes,
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