The Yellow River is a tributary of the Kankakee River, approximately 50 miles (80 km) long, in northern Indiana in the United States. Via the Kankakee and Illinois Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 427 square miles (1,106 km²). The river's name possibly derives from a translation of the Potawatomi name for the river, We-thau-ka-mik, meaning "yellow waters," a description perhaps owing to the presence of sand in the riverbed.
Significant portions of the Yellow River's course have been straightened and channelized; the river's present-day course is considered to begin at a confluence of agricultural ditches in southeastern St. Joseph County, approximately four miles (6 km) north of the town of Bremen. The river initially flows southwardly into Marshall County, past Bremen; then generally southwestwardly, returning to its naturally winding riverbed and flowing through the city of Plymouth; and westwardly in a substantially straightened course through Starke County, past the city of Knox. It flows into the Kankakee River in southwestern Starke County, approximately ten miles (16 km) west of Knox.
Brush, treed shoreline, submerged timber.