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The North Fork Watershed comprises parts of six counties, Schuyler, Adair, Knox, Macon, Shelby and Monroe.   The watershed for the North Fork Salt River includes portions of six counties with a total population of 65,380 (2000 Census). None of these counties is located completely within the watershed (county population shown in parentheses): Adair (24,977), Knox (4,361), Macon (15,762), Monroe (9,311), Schuyler (4,170) and Shelby (6,799). Cities and towns located within or in part of the watershed include the following (population in parentheses): Brashear (280), Clarence (915), Gibbs (100 ), Greentop (427), Hunnewell (227), Kirksville (16,988), LaPlata (1,486 ), Leonard (66), Millard (75), Queen City (638), Shelbina (1,943 ), Shelbyville (682), and Stoutsville (44). The area also includes many unincorporated communities.

The total land area is about  2,132,000 million acres (about 3,332 square miles). Approximately 70% of the land is farm and rangeland. The watershed itself consists of 400,640 acres (about 626 square miles) 18.8 percent of the total area. 

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