Suiattle River

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Coordinates: 48°20′17″N 121°32′55″W / 48.33806°N 121.54861°W / 48.33806; -121.54861
Suiattle River
Suiattle River Crossing (5038410206).jpg
Country United States
State Washington
Counties Skagit, Snohomish
Source Suiattle Glacier
 - elevation 6,077 ft (1,852 m) [1]
 - coordinates 48°4′56″N 121°5′28″W / 48.08222°N 121.09111°W / 48.08222; -121.09111 [2]
Mouth Sauk River
 - elevation 377 ft (115 m) [3]
 - coordinates 48°20′17″N 121°32′55″W / 48.33806°N 121.54861°W / 48.33806; -121.54861 [2]
Length 45 mi (72 km) [4]
Discharge for USGS gage 12129000, near Manford, WA
 - average 1,750 cu ft/s (49.6 m3/s) [5]
 - max 30,700 cu ft/s (869.3 m3/s)
 - min 430 cu ft/s (12.2 m3/s)
Location of the mouth of the Suiattle River in Washington

The Suiattle River is a river in the U.S. state of Washington.

Course[edit]

The Suiattle River originates from the Suiattle Glacier on the slopes of Glacier Peak in the Cascade Range. It flows generally northwest to join the Sauk River north of Darrington. The Sauk River in turn joins the Skagit River, which empties into Skagit Bay, part of Puget Sound.[6] It is a National Wild and Scenic River.[7]

Tributaries[edit]

The Suiattle's largest tributaries include Chocolate Creek, entering the river's upper reaches, Dusty Creek, Sulpher Creek and Downey Creek. Image Lake is in the river's drainage basin.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Suiattle River
  3. ^ Mouth elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  4. ^ Length calculated in Google Earth using the path tool.
  5. ^ "Historical data, water years 1938-1949, for USGS gage 12129000, Suiattle River near Mansford, WA". USGS. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Washington Water Year 2005" (pdf). United States Geological Survey (USGS). 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Skagit Wild and Scenic River, Washington". The Wild & Scenic Rivers Council. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Spring, Ira; Manning, Harvey (1998). "100 Classic Hikes in Washington — Ira Spring, Harvey Manning — Google Books". 100 Classic Hikes in Washington (July 31, 1998). pp. 94–95. ASIN 0898865867. ISBN 978-1-59485-384-5. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 

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