Pilchuck River

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Coordinates: 47°54′13″N 122°5′27″W / 47.90361°N 122.09083°W / 47.90361; -122.09083
Pilchuck River
River
Pilchuckrivermap.jpg
Map of the Pilchuck River highlighted in the Snohomish River watershed
Country United States
State Washington
Region Snohomish County
Cities Snohomish, Granite Falls
Source Cascade Range
 - elevation 2,125 ft (648 m) [1]
 - coordinates 47°59′19″N 121°40′43″W / 47.98861°N 121.67861°W / 47.98861; -121.67861 [2]
Mouth Snohomish River
 - elevation 8 ft (2 m) [1]
 - coordinates 47°54′13″N 122°5′27″W / 47.90361°N 122.09083°W / 47.90361; -122.09083 [2]
Length 40 mi (64 km) [1]
Basin 127 sq mi (329 km2) [3]
Discharge
 - average 467 cu ft/s (13 m3/s)
 - max 5,050 cu ft/s (143 m3/s)
 - min 36 cu ft/s (1 m3/s)

The Pilchuck River is a river in the U.S. state of Washington. The name is derived from Chinook Jargon pilpil ("blood", "red") and chuck ("water"), or "red water".[4]

Course[edit]

The Pilchuck River originates in the Cascade Range. It flows generally west and then south, past Granite Falls, to join the Snohomish River near Snohomish. The Snohomish empties into Possession Sound, part of Puget Sound.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Calculated via Google Earth
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pilchuck River
  3. ^ a b Washington Water Year 2005, USGS Water Resources Data
  4. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 382. ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4. Retrieved 6 April 2011.