Tolt River

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Tolt River
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 [2]
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; -121.92361Coordinates: 47°38′24″N 121°55′25″W / 47.64000°N 121.92361°W / 47.64000; -121.92361 [2]
Discharge for USGS gage 12148500, near Carnation, WA
 - average 572 cu ft/s (16.2 m3/s) [1]
 - 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 South Fork Tolt watershed provides ~30% of the drinking water for Seattle area residents.

Name origin[edit]

The name Tolt comes from the Lushootseed village name /túlq/.[3]

See also[edit]

The Tolt River, from the trail bridge over it in Tolt MacDonald Park, in Carnation, Washington


  1. ^ "Water Resources Data-Washington Water Year 2005; Snohomish River Basin" (PDF). USGS. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tolt River
  3. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 504. ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4. Retrieved 11 April 2011.

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