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Coldwater is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,945. It is the county seat of Branch County.The city is located at the center of Coldwater Township, though it is politically independent. Coldwater is at. The ZIP code is 49036 and the FIPS place code is 17020. The elevation is 969ft above sea level.HistoryColdwater was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi, and settlers moved into the area around 1830. Coldwater was incorporated as a village in 1837, and then incorporated as a city in 1861. It became the county seat of Branch County in 1842.GeographyThe Coldwater River flows into the city from the south, originating from Coldwater Lake. The Coldwater chain of lakes also has an outlet called the Sauk River, which flows from its north end (near Quincy) and then through the south side of the city of Coldwater. Both combine to form a series of shallow, connected lakes on the city's west side.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.27sqmi, of which 8.03sqmi is land and 0.24sqmi is water.ClimateNational Weather Service records show that average January temperatures are a maximum of 28.9 °F and a minimum of 14.3 °F. Average July temperatures are a maximum of 81.4 °F and a minimum of 59.9 °F. There are an average of 8.5 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher and an average of 145.2 days with lows of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower. The record high temperature of 115 °F was on July 12, 2011, and the record low temperature was -23 °F on January 4, 1981.
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