|- elevation 2,890 ft (881 m)|
- elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Basin area 530.9 km²
Source Kalama Spring
|- location near Kalama|
- average 1,219 cu ft/s (35 m/s)
Mouth Columbia River
|- location Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument|
Kalama river springers
The Kalama River is a 45-mile (72 km) tributary of the Columbia River, in the U.S. state of Washington. It flows entirely within Cowlitz County, Washington. Calama River is an old variant name.
The river is named for John Kalama, a Hawaiian employee of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) and a Kanaka who made a living making containers for the salted salmon exported by the HBC. He drowned in the river.
Kalama river steelhead coho
The Kalama River originates in the Cascade Range just south of Mount St. Helens. It flows generally west, joining the Columbia River near Kalama, 73 miles (117 km) upstream of the larger river's mouth on the Pacific Ocean.