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Lower Kalama River Falls
   Cowlitz County, Washington

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The Lower Falls of the Kalama River were formerly a 7 foot cascade followed by a 15 foot cascade. In 1936, however, when the Kalama Falls Fish Hatchery was constructed, a weir dam was constructed below the falls to drive fish into a ladder. This effectively submerged the lower portion of the falls and what remain are the 7 foot upper tier and the pour-over dam. On top of that, the lack of clear views relegates this one to being filed under "don't waste your time".

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Lower Kalama River Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
  • Known Alternate Names: Lower Kalama Falls

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

If you so desire to visit, the falls can be seen from a pullout along the Kalama River Road approximately 8 ¼ miles east of Interstate 5. The Kalama River Road exit is well signed, about ½ mile north of the town of Kalama.

Latitude

46.0183 N

Longitude

-122.7325 W

Elevation

197 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Woolford Creek 7 1/2"

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Name

Distance

Marietta Falls

4.925 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

21.72

IWC

4.73  (Class 5)

RATING

29.17 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

20 feet

Tallest Drop

11 feet

Num. Drops

2

AVG. Width

60 feet

Pitch

32 degrees

Run

100 feet

Primary Form

 

Watershed

Columbia River (Below Portland)

Stream

Kalama River

AVG. Volume

700.0 cfs

Source

Unknown

Seasonality

Best Flows

Year Round

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

May 21, 2011

Edited Waterfall Information

 
 
 
 
 

 

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