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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Columbia River Tributaries"
Includes ... Columbia River Tributaries ...
Image, 2010, Rock Creek, Skamania County, looking upstream, click to enlarge
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Rock Creek, Skamania County, Washington, looking upstream. View from walking bridge across Rock Creek, looking upstream towards Rock Cove Drive. Image taken November 2, 2010.


Columbia River Tributaries ...
(to come)


From Various Sources

Washington:
RM 5 ... Wallacut River ... WA (1)
RM 5 ... Chinook River ... WA (1)
RM 20 ... Deep River ... WA (1)
RM 21 ... Grays River ... WA (1)
RM 33.5 ... Skamokawa Creek ... WA (1)
RM 40 ... Elochoman River ... WA (1)
RM 54 ... Mill Creek ... WA (1)
RM 54 ... Abernethy Creek ... WA (1)
RM 56 ... Germany Creek ... WA (1)
RM 68 ... Cowlitz River ... WA (1)
RM 73 ... Kalama River ... WA (1)
RM 87.5 Lewis River ... WA (1)
  Lake River ... WA (1)
RM 121 ... Washougal River ... WA (1)
RM 126 ... Gibbons Creek ... WA (1)
RM 128 ... Lawton Creek ... WA Point Vancouver vicinity (1)
RM 139 ... Indian Mary Creek ... WA. Indian Mary Creek flows into Franz Lake at approximately Columbia River Mile (RM) 139. Franz Lake flows into the Columbia River at RM 136.5. (1)
RM 140.5 ... Duncan Creek ... WA (1)
RM 142 ... Woodard Creek ... WA (1)
RM 142 ... Hardy Creek ... WA (1)
RM 143 ... Hamilton Creek ... WA (1)
  Hamilton Creek ... WA The major streams [west to east, Washougal to Bonneville Dam] are Gibbons, Lawton, Duncan, Woodard, Hardy, and Hamilton Creeks. Hamilton Creek has the largest channel length at over 8 miles. (4)
RM 145.5 ... Greenleaf Creek ... WA (1)
RM 150 ... Rock Creek ... WA (1)
RM 150.0 ... Rock Creek ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 151 ... Kanaka Creek ... WA (1)
RM 151.5 ... Nelson Creek ... WA (1)
RM 152.5 ... Souther Creek ... WA (1)
RM 153.5 ... Carson Creek ... WA (1)
RM 154.5 ... Wind River ... WA (1)
RM 155.0 ... Wind River ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 156.5 ... Collins Creek ... WA (1)
RM 157.9 ... Collins Creek ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 161 ... Dog Creek ... WA (1)
RM 160.8 ... Dog Creek ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 162 ... Little White Salmon River ... WA (1)
RM 162.2 ... Little White Salmon River ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 168 ... White Salmon River ... WA (1)
RM 167.0 ... White Salmon River ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 170 ... Jewett Creek ... WA (1)
RM 170.0 ... Jewett Creek ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 171 ... Dry Creek ... WA (1)
RM 177 ... Catherine Creek ... WA (1)
RM 177.4 ... Catherine Creek ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 177.5 ... Major Creek ... WA (1)
RM 177.7 ... Major Creek ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 180.5 ... Klickitat River ... WA (1)
RM 180.4 ... Klickitat River ... WA Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 230 ... Rock Creek ... WA (1)
RM 257.5 ... Alder Creek ... WA (1)
RM 315 ... Walla Walla River ... WA (1)
RM 325 ... Snake River ... WA (1)
RM 333 ... Yakima River ... WA (1)


Oregon:
RM 11 ... Skipanon River ... OR (1)
  Lewis and Clark River ... OR (1)
  Youngs River ... OR (1)
RM 18 ... Mill Creek ... OR (1)
RM 20 ... John Day River ... OR (1)
RM 50 ... Clatskanie River/Beaver Slough ... OR (1)
RM 101 ... Willamette River ... OR (1)
RM 120.5 ... Sandy River ... OR (1)
RM 129 ... Youngs Creek ... OR (1)
RM 130 ... Latourell Creek ... OR (1)
RM 132 ... Bridal Veil Creek ... OR (1)
RM 132.5 ... Coopey Creek ... OR (1)
RM 135 ... Wahkeena Creek ... OR (1)
RM 136 ... Multnomah Creek ... OR (1)
RM 138 ... Oneonta Creek ... OR (1)
RM 138.5 ... Horsetail Creek ... OR (1)
RM 140 ... Tumalt Creek ... OR (1)
RM 143 ... McCord Creek ... OR (1)
RM 143.5 ... Moffett Creek ... OR (1)
RM 144 ... Tanner Creek ... OR (1)
RM 146.5 ... Eagle Creek ... OR (1)
RM 146.3 ... Eagle Creek ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
  Eagle Creek and East Fork Eagle Creek ... OR 12.0 miles length and 2.9 miles length ... Eagle Creek is perennial stream with intermittent break at unknown river mile. East Fork is intermittent, with headwater at Wahtum Lake. 80-foot natural falls barrier at RM 2.0. (2)
RM 147 ... Ruckel Creek ... OR (1)
  Ruckel Creek ... OR 4.0 miles length ... Intermittent flow in lower 2.1 miles. 40-foot natural falls at Historic Highway trail crossing at RM 0.2. (2)
RM 148.5 Rudolph Creek ... OR (1)
  Rudolph Creek ... OR 2.0 miles length ... Stream flows through western edge of the City of Cascade Locks. (2)
RM 149.5 Dry Creek ... OR (1)
  Dry Creek ... OR 3.2 miles length ... Intermittent flow below RM 2.0, perennial to at least RM 2.2. Natural falls at RM 2.2. (2)
RM 150.5 ... Herman Creek ... OR (1)
RM 150.7 ... Herman Creek ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
  Herman Creek and East Fork Herman Creek ... OR 8.5 miles length and 4.0 miles length ... Herman Creek is perennial stream almost to headwater at Hicks Lake. 7-foot falls at RM 2.8 (coho barrier). Impassible 33-foot falls at RM 3.5. East Fork is perennial to headwaters at Mud Lake. Numerous barrier waterfalls beginning ar RM 0.1. (2)
RM 156 ... Grays Creek ... OR (1)
  Grays Creek ... OR 1.5 miles length ... Intermittent above I-84 (1993 photos). (2)
RM 156 ... Gorton Creek ... OR (1)
  Gorton Creek ... OR 2.5 miles length ... Perennial except from RM 0.1 to 0.41, 1,526 feet above/below I-84. Series of impassable waterfalls at RM 0.82 to 1.0. Mouth of stream in impounded pond formed by railroad fill. (2)
RM 156.5 ... Harphan Creek ... OR (1)
  Harphan Creek ... OR 2.0 miles length ... Intermittent to RM 0.3 (1993 photos). Steep gradietn starts around RM 0.9. 60-foot falls at RM 1.0. (2)
RM 158 ... Summit Creek ... OR (1)
  Summit Creek ... OR 1.5 miles length ... Intermittent to RM 0.1. Series of 8-15-feet falls near RM 0.02. 50-foot falls ar RM 0.15. (2)
RM 159 ... Lindsey Creek ... OR (1)
RM 158.8 ... Lindsey Creek ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
  Lindsey Creek ... OR 4.0 miles length ... Perennial to at least RM 0.86. Series of falls start near RM 0.25. Headwater is North and Bear Lakes. Mouth is impounded pond formed by railroad fill. (2)
RM 159 ... Warren Creek ... OR (1)
  Wonder Creek and Warren Creek ... OR 0.5 miles length and 2.5 miles length ... Wonder Creek is steep tributary to Warren Creek with falls near mouth. Warren Creek is intermittent at mouth, up to RM 0.15. 50-foot falls at RM 0.2. Mouth is impounded pond by railroad fill. Headwater at Warren Lake. (2)
RM 159.5 Cabin Creek ... OR (1)
  Cabin Creek ... OR 1.0 miles length ... Intermittent from mouth to near first waterfall (200-feet) at RM 0.07. Perennial after RM 0.05 to end of formal survey at RM 0.8. (2)
RM 159.5 ... Starvation Creek ... OR (1)
  Starvation Creek ... OR 1.3 miles length ... Perennial to survey end at RM 0.15, likely at least to RM 1.0. (2)
RM 161 ... Viento Creek ... OR (1)
RM 161.0 ... Viento Creek ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
  Viento Creek ... OR 3.0 miles length ... Perennial to survey end at RM 1.4. Falls at RM 0.5 is potential coho barrier. Impassible above RM 0.8-1.0. Mouth is impounded pond formed by railroad fill. (2)
RM 162.5 Perham Creek ... OR (1)
  Perham Creek ... OR 1.6 miles length. (2)
RM 163 ... Mitchell Creek ... OR (1)
  Mitchell Creek ... OR 0.5 miles length. (2)
RM 166.5 ... Phelps Creek ... OR (1)
  Phelps Creek and Post Canyon Creek ... OR 6.5 miles length and 4.0 miles length ... Phelps Creek has 207-foot Wah Gwin Gwin Falls at mouth. Post Canyon Creek is tributary to Phelps Creek. (2)
RM 169.5 ... Hood River ... OR (1)
RM 167.5 ... Hood River ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 175 ... Rock Creek ... OR (1)
RM 175 ... Mosier Creek ... OR (1)
RM 174.9 ... Mosier Creek ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 179 ... Rowena Creek ... OR (1)
RM 187 ... Chenoweth Creek ... OR (1)
RM 187.3 ... Chenoweth Creek ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 189 ... Mill Creek ... OR (1)
RM 189.2 ... Mill Creek ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 192 ... Fifteenmile Creek ... OR (1)
RM 190.0 ... Fifteenmile Creek ... OR Bonneville Reservoir (3)
RM 205 ... Deschutes River ... OR (1)
RM 218 ... John Day River ... OR (1)
RM 252.5 ... Willow Creek ... OR (1)
RM 289 ... Umatilla River ... OR (1)


(1) From Topo Maps ...

(2) Lower Oregon Columbia Gorge Tributaries Watershed ...
From:

"The Lower Oregon Columbia Gorge Tributaries Watershed consists of the 19 small Columbia River tributaries located between Bonneville Dam and the Hood River. Its major streams are Herman and Eagle creeks. The watershed is located in Hood River County, except for a small part of the Eagle Creek drainage, and includes the City of Cascade Locks and part of the City of Hood River. The watershed covers a drainage area of 63,714 acres or 99.6 square miles."

"The watershed encompasses 170 miles of perennial stream and 208 miles of intermittent stream according to the 2003 Regional Ecosystem Office 1:24,000 mapping. ... The largest stream drainages are Eagle, Phelps, and Herman creeks. Numerous small lakes and ponds totalling 110 surface areas are concentrated in the glaciated areas above 3,800 feet elevation. Most lakes are shallow and under twelve feet deep. The largest is the 60-acres, 150 foot deep Wahtum Lake at the headwaters of Eagle Creek. The next largest is the 6-acres North Lake at the Lindsey Creek headwaters."

Table 25: Stream survey information with notes on barriers and flow regime, 2004 (table modified for this page)


(3) Bonneville Reservoir ...
From: Northwest Power and Conservation Council, 2004, Columbia Gorge Mainstem Subbasin Plan, May 28, 2004, Table 1: Name and location (approximate Columbia River Mile) of selected Tributaries of the Bonneville Reservoir.

(4) Washougal to Bonneville Dam ...
From: Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, 2004, Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery and Fish & Wildlife Subbasin Plan, Volume II -- Subbasin Plan, Chapter H -- Lower Columbia Tributaries: Bonneville and Salmon, December 15, 2004.

"The Bonneville Tributaries Basin contains the stream systems that drain into the Columbia between the Washougal River and Bonneville Dam. The basin lies within Clark and Skamania Counties. Streams in the Bonneville Tributaries basin originate on the steep valley walls of the Columbia River Gorge and flow south through Columbia River floodplain terraces before entering the Columbia River. Most of the stream lengths are high gradient and spawing habitat is only available in the lowest reaches. The major streams (from west to east) are Gibbons, Lawton, Duncan, Woodard, Hardy, and Hamilton Creeks. Hamilton Creek has the largest channel length at over 8 miles."


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    Northwest Power and Conservation Council, 2004, Columbia Gorge Mainstem Subbasin Plan, May 28, 2004,   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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