Tolt River

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Coordinates: 47°38′24″N 121°55′25″W / 47.64000°N 121.92361°W / 47.64000; -121.92361
Tolt River
River
Toltrivermap.jpg
Map of the Tolt River highlighted in the Snohomish River watershed
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Source North Fork Tolt River
 - coordinates 47°41′44″N 121°49′14″W / 47.69556°N 121.82056°W / 47.69556; -121.82056 [1]
Secondary source South Fork Tolt River
Mouth Snoqualmie River
 - coordinates 47°38′24″N 121°55′25″W / 47.64000°N 121.92361°W / 47.64000; -121.92361 [1]
Discharge for USGS gage 12148500, near Carnation, WA
 - average 572 cu ft/s (16.2 m3/s) [2]
 - max 11,400 cu ft/s (322.8 m3/s)
 - min 53 cu ft/s (1.5 m3/s)

The Tolt River is located in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains in north central King County in the U.S. state of Washington. The river begins at the confluence of the North Fork Tolt and South Fork Tolt rivers. It flows southwest joining the Snoqualmie River near Carnation, Washington. The Tolt River watershed is part of the larger Snohomish River and Puget Sound drainage basin. The name "Tolt" comes from the Lushootseed village name /túlq/.[3]

The South Fork Tolt watershed provides ~30% of the drinking water for Seattle area residents.

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