Whitewater River (Oregon)

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Whitewater River
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jefferson
Source Mount Jefferson
 - location Whitewater Glacier, Warm Springs Indian Reservation
 - elevation 7,847 ft (2,392 m) [1]
 - coordinates 44°40′56″N 121°47′05″W / 44.68222°N 121.78472°W / 44.68222; -121.78472 [2]
Mouth Metolius River
 - elevation 2,218 ft (676 m) [2]
 - coordinates 44°40′10″N 121°32′45″W / 44.66944°N 121.54583°W / 44.66944; -121.54583Coordinates: 44°40′10″N 121°32′45″W / 44.66944°N 121.54583°W / 44.66944; -121.54583 [2]
Discharge for 7.5 miles (12.1 km) from the mouth
 - average 84.2 cu ft/s (2 m3/s) [3]
 - max 2,320 cu ft/s (66 m3/s)
 - min 28 cu ft/s (1 m3/s)
Location of the mouth of Whitewater River in Oregon

The Whitewater River is a tributary of the Metolius River in the U.S. state of Oregon. It flows generally east from Whitewater Glacier on Mount Jefferson, west-southwest of Warm Springs in Jefferson County.[4] The river descends from 7,847 feet (2,392 m) at the source to 2,218 feet (676 m) at the mouth.[1][2] The stream lies entirely within the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c d "Whitewater River". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Water-Data Report 2009: 14090400 Whitewater River Near Camp Sherman, OR" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 36–37. ISBN 978-0-89933-347-2.