Chewuch River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChewuch River
|Main source||Confluence of Remmell and Cathedral Creeks
5,590 ft (1,700 m)
|River mouth||Methow River
1,750 ft (530 m)
|Length||45 mi (72 km)|
|Basin size||525 sq mi (1,360 km2)|
Its name comes from the word /cwáx/ [čwáx] in the Columbia-Moses language meaning "creek".
The river valley was also the site of the Thirty Mile Fire which killed four fire fighters in July 2001.
The Chewuch River originates in the Cascade Range northeast of Remmel Mountain at the junction of Remmel Creek and Cathedral Creek. It flows generally south to join the Methow River at Winthrop. The Methow empties into the Columbia River. Tributaries of the Chewuch River include Andrews Creek, Lake Creek, Eightmile Creek, and Cub Creek.
Just below the mouth of Meadow Creek, the river cascades about 30 feet (9 m) over Chewuch Falls.
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