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Walupt Creek Falls
Location Lewis County, Washington, United States
Type Fan
Total height 221 feet
Number of drops 1

Walupt Creek Falls is a relatively obscure, but massive waterfall on Walupt Creek, a large tributary of the Cispus River in Lewis County, Washington, at an elevation of 3,500 feet (1,100 m). The falls cascade 221 feet (67 m) down a bedrock cliff in two tiers, with an average breadth of 204 feet (62 m), a maximum breadth of 267 feet (81 m) and an average flow of over 150 cubic feet (4.2 m3) per second. The creek begins the drop by falling down a 10 feet (3.0 m) cascade, then impacts a large, bell-shaped dome and spreads into a wide fan, dropping 200 feet (61 m). The final drop is a gently sloping slide that flows directly into the Cispus River. The feeder river, Walupt Creek, is sourced directly from Walupt Lake which provides a consistent flow throughout the year. The drainage basin of the river is also fairly large.

Shortly upstream, a series of cascades, 24 feet (7.3 m), 8 feet (2.4 m), and 29 feet (8.8 m) high respectively, form the Upper Walupt Creek Falls. The cascades total 61 feet (19 m) in height.

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