Calawah River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCalawah River
Calawah River, looking upstream from the US Highway 101 bridge
|Region||Clallam County, Washington|
|Main source||Olympic Mountains
|River mouth||Bogachiel River
26 ft (7.9 m)
|Length||31 mi (50 km)|
|Basin size||160 sq mi (410 km2)|
The Calawah River is a 31 mi (50 km) tributary of the Bogachiel River in Clallam County in the U.S. state of Washington, on its Olympic Peninsula. Its two major tributaries are the South and North Forks Calawah River. The river drains an unpopulated portion of the low foothills of the Olympic Mountains; its entire watershed consists of virgin forest. The river drains 129 square miles (330 km2) above U.S. Highway 101, which crosses the river about 6.6 miles (10.6 km) upstream of its mouth.
The river's name comes from the Quileute word qàló?wa:, meaning "in between", or "middle river".
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