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Chelan Falls   (Confirmed)
   Chelan County, Washington

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Chelan Falls is a historically significant waterfall along the Chelan River as it drops down the final gorge between Lake Chelan and the Columbia River. The river drops 350 feet from the lake to the Columbia, the falls are thought to comprise of about 2/3 of that vertical drop. Reports from kayakers suggest the series of cascades are made up of a dozen distinct drops of up to 20 feet each. Unfortunately due to the narrow confines of the canyon, not much of the falls can be easily seen, if at all. As of the summer of 2009, the falls are being brought back to life permanently, though in reduced capacity, to allow for fish spawning grounds in the delta below the gorge to be reestablished.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Chelan Falls is the Historical name of this waterfall.

Latitude

47.81232 N

Longitude

-119.99041 W

Elevation

865 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Chelan Falls 7 1/2"

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

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Primary Form

Gradual Cascade

 

Watershed

Chelan River

Stream

Chelan River

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UPDATE HISTORY

May 21, 2011

Edited Waterfall Information

 
 
 
 
 

 

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