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Moclips River

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- elevation  0 ft (0 m)
Basin area  56.98 km²
Source  Macafee Hill
Country  United States of America
Length  19 km
Basin area  56.98 km²
Mouth  Pacific Ocean
Moclips River

The Moclips River is a river in the U.S. state of Washington. It is about 12 miles (19 km) long. Its main tributary, the North Fork Moclips River, is longer than the main stem. The length of the North Fork, along with the lower main stem below the North Fork's confluence, is 17 miles (27 km). The drainage basin of the Moclips River is 22.4 square miles (58 km2) in area.

Contents

Map of Moclips River, Washington, USA

Course

Both the Moclips River and its main tributary, the North Fork Moclips River, originate on the slopes of Macafee Hill. Both flow generally west. The North Fork joins the main river about 2 miles (3.2 km) from the Pacific Ocean. The Moclips River empties into the Pacific near Moclips.

History

According to Edmond S. Meany the word moclips comes from a Quinault word meaning a place where girls were sent as they were approaching puberty. However, according to William Bright, the name comes from the Quinault word meaning, simply, "large stream".

References

Moclips River Wikipedia


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