American River (Washington)
The American River along Cougar Lake Trail in the William O. Douglas Wilderness
|- elevation||5,241 ft (1,597 m) |
|- elevation||2,765 ft (843 m) |
|- coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Length||20 mi (32 km) |
|Discharge||for USGS gage 12488500 at river mile 0.5|
|- average||233 cu ft/s (7 m3/s) |
|- max||6,280 cu ft/s (178 m3/s)|
|- min||15 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)|
The American River is a tributary of the Naches River, in Washington in the United States. It flows down the east side of the Cascade Range, through Wenatchee National Forest and the William O. Douglas Wilderness.
From its source at American Lake, it flows north for several miles, picking up its tributary the Rainier Fork American River, which flows east down from the vicinity of Chinook Pass. State Route 410 crossing Chinook Pass from Mount Rainier National Park, then follows the Rainier Fork and the American River valleys.
After its confluence with Rainier Fork, the American River flows through Pleasant Valley. It joins the Bumping River at its confluence within the American Forks Campground and they become the Naches River.
- Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: American River, USGS, GNIS.
- "Water-Data Report 2008, 12488500 American River near Nile, WA" (PDF). USGS. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
- "American River". Washington Place Names database. Tacoma Public Library. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
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