Pratt River

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Pratt River
Pratt River is located in Washington (state)
Pratt River
Location of the mouth of the Pratt River in Washington
Pratt River is located in the United States
Pratt River
Pratt River (the United States)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyKing County
Physical characteristics
SourceUpper Melakwa Lake
 ⁃ locationNorth Cascades
MouthMiddle Fork Snoqualmie River
 ⁃ coordinates
47°31′31″N 121°35′10″W / 47.52528°N 121.58611°W / 47.52528; -121.58611Coordinates: 47°31′31″N 121°35′10″W / 47.52528°N 121.58611°W / 47.52528; -121.58611[1]
TypeWild
DesignatedDecember 19, 2014

The Pratt River is a river in King County in Washington. It is a tributary of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. It was named for prospector George A Pratt, who discovered nearby iron deposits in 1887.[2]

The river has its headwaters in tiny Upper Melakwa Lake. The river starts out as a small stream upon exiting the lake. The river soon enters much larger and better known Melakwa Lake. The river after exiting Melakwa Lake, drops down the headwall below the lake starts to turn north. The river flows generally north until it converges with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River.

Tributaries[edit]

  • Tushohatchie Creek
  • Kulla Kulla Creek
  • Kaleetan Creek
  • Thompson Creek

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pratt River
  2. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.

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