|Source||North Fork Tolt River|
|• location||USGS gage 12148500, near Carnation, WA|
|• average||572 cu ft/s (16.2 m3/s)|
|• minimum||53 cu ft/s (1.5 m3/s)|
|• maximum||11,400 cu ft/s (320 m3/s)|
The Tolt River is located in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains in north central King County in the U.S. state of Washington. The river begins at the confluence of the North Fork Tolt and South Fork Tolt rivers. It flows southwest joining the Snoqualmie River near Carnation, Washington. The Tolt River watershed is part of the larger Snohomish River and Puget Sound drainage basin.
The South Fork Tolt watershed provides ~30% of the drinking water for Seattle area residents.
The name Tolt comes from the Lushootseed village name tultxʷ or tulq.
The Milk River is a tributary of the Missouri River, 729 mi (1,173 km) long, in the U.S. state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. Rising in the Rocky Mountains, the river drains a sparsely populated, semi-arid watershed of 23,800 sq mi (61,642 km2), ending just east of Fort Peck, Montana.
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