Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river rising in northwest Iowa and flowing about 322 km (200 mi) southeast to the Des Moines River.

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Examples

  • Brushy Creek eventually flows to the Raccoon River which is used by the Des Moines Waterworks serving approximately 500,000 customers in the metro area.

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  • The Feller farm was perched on a bluff atop the Raccoon River.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • The Des Moines and the Raccoon River, well, they're full to the edges of their banks.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2008

  • Water coming down the Raccoon River and the Des Moines River here.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2008

  • For the big part of this, there are levees that are keeping the rising waters of the Des Moines River, Raccoon River out from swamping this city.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2008

  • For the big part of this, there are levees that are keeping the rising waters of the Des Moines River, the Raccoon River out from swamping this city.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2008

  • The Des Moines River and the Raccoon River (ah) come to a confluence at the south edge of the downtown.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2008

  • And this is basically just a little slice of what life is like over the entire Midwest, down to the Des Moines River, the Raccoon River here.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2008

  • The closest thing we had to a diner was a place down by the Raccoon River called Ernie's Grill.

    I'm A Stranger Here Myself

  • And, of course, the Des Moines River and Raccoon River caused that problem six days ago.

    Transcript Of Flood Response Meeting St Louis

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