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river, c.310 mi (500 km) long, formed by the confluence of the North Platte (680 mi/1,090 km long) and South Platte (430 m/690 km) rivers at North Platte, Neb. It flows generally E across S Nebraska to join the Missouri River at Plattsmouth, Neb. The river is too flood-prone in spring and too shallow and braided the rest of the year for navigation. Much of its water and the water of its tributaries is diverted for irrigation, municipal uses, and hydroelectric power production. Large congregrations of sandhill cranes rest along the river in central S Nebraska during their migration. The Platte valley was an important route to the West in the 19th cent.; the Mormon Trail followed the north bank, and the Oregon Trail followed the south bank.



a river in the USA, a right tributary of the Missouri. Formed by the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte rivers, it originates on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The river measures 510 km from the confluence of its sources and 1,415 km from the source of the North Platte; it drains an area of 241,000 sq km. There is high water in spring from melting snow, and a low water period in summer. The mean annual flow rate at the mouth is 150 cu m per sec. The river is used for irrigation. On the North Platte are the large Seminoe and Pathfinder reservoirs as well as hydroelectric power stations; the city of Denver is situated on the South Platte.


A resistant knob of rock in a glacial valley or rising in the midst of an existing glacier, often causing a glacier to split near its snout.


a river system of the central US, formed by the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte at North Platte, Nebraska: flows generally east to the Missouri River. Length: 499 km (310 miles)
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Mr Platt, of Queensland Avenue, Thatto Heath, and Christine McKenna, were staying at the Old Bank House, in Kinsale, when the alleged incident took place on February 15, 2009.
Mr Platt, who never married but had several long-term relationships, left three suicide notes.
Platt, who was in fine form for his club going into the finals, came on as a 73rdminute substitute for another Villa old boy, Steve McMahon, in the vital last-16 victory on June 26 1990.
With the New Innovator Award, Platt gained valuable support for the research he had pioneered around reducing strokes in children with sickle cell disease.
Platt now works in a sports and events management company and was driving to a meeting when he was clocked.
In addition, the two companies have expanded and extended their supply relationship whereby Leggett & Platt will become the exclusive long-term supplier in the U.
Browne's second try, converted by Platt, was followed by a Hodgson penalty and his conversion of a Callum MacBurnie try, but it was Richmond who had the final word to leave Cov with just a losing bonus point to show for their efforts.
And it was Platt again who addressed reporters as City previewed their midweek Premier League trip to Wigan.
Hasselman described Curry and Platt as friends, both generally peaceable but known to get aggressive when drinking.
Now a confiscation hearing has ruled that Platt, of Addlestone, Surrey, must repay all the money plus pounds 40,000 interest within six months or spend an extra two and a half years in jail.
Chadderton-born Platt began his career at Manchester United and is known to have been a fan of the Old Trafford club.
Runner up was last months medal winner Maureen Platt with a net 80.