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Calawah River

Calawah River
Country United States
State Washington
Region Clallam County
 - left South Fork Calawah River
 - right North Fork Calawah River
Source Olympic Mountains
 - location Olympic Peninsula
 - coordinates 58|14|N|124|20|03|W|type:river_region:US-WA name=


Mouth Bogachiel River
 - elevation 26 ft (8 m)
 - coordinates 55|58|N|124|26|51|W|type:river_region:US-WA name=


Length 31 mi (50 km)
Basin 160 sq mi (414 km2)
Discharge for USGS gage 12043000 at river mile 6.6, near Forks, WA
 - average 1,048 cu ft/s (30 m3/s) [1]
 - max 38,100 cu ft/s (1,079 m3/s)
 - min 15 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)

The Calawah River is a 31 mi (50 km)[2] tributary of the Bogachiel River in Clallam County in the U.S. state of Washington, on its Olympic Peninsula.[3] Its two major tributaries are the South and North Forks Calawah River.[4] The river drains an unpopulated portion of the low foothills of the Olympic Mountains; its entire watershed consists of virgin forest.[5] 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.[6]

The river's name comes from the Quileute word qàló?wa:, meaning "in between",[7] or "middle river".[8]

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