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Chewuch River
Country United States
State Washington
Region Okanogan County
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of Remmell and Cathedral Creeks
5,590 ft (1,700 m)
River mouth Methow River
Winthrop, Washington
1,750 ft (530 m)
Length 45 mi (72 km)
Discharge
  • Minimum rate:
    20 cu ft/s (0.57 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    370 cu ft/s (10 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    6,010 cu ft/s (170 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 525 sq mi (1,360 km2)

The Chewuch River is a river in the U.S. state of Washington.

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.

Course

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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