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Suiattle River
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Suiattle River Crossing
Country United States
State Washington
Counties Skagit, Snohomish
Physical characteristics
Main source Suiattle Glacier
6,077 ft (1,852 m)
River mouth Sauk River
377 ft (115 m)
Length 45 mi (72 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    USGS gage 12129000, near Manford, WA
  • Minimum rate:
    430 cu ft/s (12 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    1,750 cu ft/s (50 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    30,700 cu ft/s (870 m3/s)

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

Course

The Suiattle River originates from the Suiattle Glacier on the east slopes of Glacier Peak in the Cascade Range. It flows generally northwest to join the Sauk River north of Darrington. The Sauk River in turn joins the Skagit River, which empties into Skagit Bay, part of Puget Sound. It is a National Wild and Scenic River.

Tributaries

The Suiattle's largest tributaries include Chocolate Creek, entering the river's upper reaches, Dusty Creek, Sulpher Creek and Downey Creek. Image Lake is in the river's drainage basin.

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