Lac qui Parle River
The Lac qui Parle River is a tributary of the Minnesota
River, 118 miles (190 km) long, in southwestern Minnesota in the
United States. A number of tributaries of the river, including
its largest, the West Branch Lac qui Parle River, also flow in
eastern South Dakota.
Via the Minnesota
River, the Lac qui Parle River is part of
the watershed of the Mississippi River,
draining an area of 1,156 square miles
(2,994 kmē) in an agricultural region.
Slightly more than two-thirds of the Lac qui
Parle watershed is in Minnesota. Lac qui
parle means "the lake which speaks" in the
French language, and was a translation of
the Sioux name for Lac qui Parle, a lake on
the Minnesota River upstream of the mouth of
the Lac qui Parle River.