The Detroit River is a river in the Great Lakes system. The river connects Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie. It forms part of the border between Canada and the United States. It is 24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi) long. It divides the cities of Detroit and Windsor. It is one of the busiest waterways in the world.
|Country||United States, Canada|
|Cities||US: Grosse Pointe Park, Detroit, River Rouge, Ecorse, Wyandotte, Riverview, Trenton, Gibraltar|
Canada: Tecumseh, Windsor, La Salle, Amherstburg
|Source||Lake St. Clair|
|- elevation||574 ft (175 m)|
|- elevation||571 ft (174 m)|
|Length||28 mi (45 km)|
|Basin size||700 sq mi (1,800 km2)|
|- left||Little River, River Canard|
|- right||River Rouge, Ecorse River|
|Islands||31 (list of islands)|
The name comes from the French Rivière du Détroit, which means River of the Strait.
- Environmental Protection Agency (29 April 2009). "Detroit River Area of Concern". Retrieved June 16, 2009.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2017-08-23 at the Wayback Machine, accessed November 7, 2011
- Nolan, Jenny (11 February 1997). "How the Detroit River shaped lives and history". The Detroit News. Detroit, Michigan. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2009.