Teanaway River

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Teanaway River
Country United States
State Washington
County Kittitas
Source Cascade Range
 - elevation 2,280 ft (695 m) [1]
 - coordinates 47°15′24″N 120°53′54″W / 47.25667°N 120.89833°W / 47.25667; -120.89833 [2]
Mouth Yakima River
 - elevation 1,820 ft (555 m) [1]
 - coordinates 47°10′1″N 120°50′9″W / 47.16694°N 120.83583°W / 47.16694; -120.83583Coordinates: 47°10′1″N 120°50′9″W / 47.16694°N 120.83583°W / 47.16694; -120.83583 [2]

The Teanaway River is a tributary of the Yakima River, in the U.S. state of Washington. It flows into the Yakima River near Cle Elum. The Teanaway River is part of the Columbia River basin, being a tributary of the Yakima River, which is tributary to the Columbia River. The river's name comes from Sahaptin, possibly /tyawnawí-ins/, "drying place".[3]


The Teanaway River begins near the confluence of its three forks, the North Fork, Middle Fork, and West Fork Teanaway. These forks all begins at elevations above 5,000 feet (1,500 m) in the Cascade Range northeast of Cle Elum Lake.

After its forks joins, the Teanaway River flows in a curve, east, then west, then south to join the Yakima River.

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  1. ^ a b Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates.
  2. ^ a b https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1526965 Teanaway River], USGS, GNIS
  3. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 484. ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 

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