Watson Falls

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Watson Falls

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Watson Falls
Location North Umpqua River
Type Plunge
Elevation 3,214 ft (980 m)
Total height 293 ft (89 m)

Watson Falls is a 272-foot (83 m) waterfall on Watson Creek, a tributary of the Clearwater River, in Douglas County in the U.S. state of Oregon. [1] It is located at an elevation of 3,353 feet (1,022 m). [2]

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Clearwater River (Oregon) river in United States of America

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References

  1. Bishop, Ellen Morris; Allen, John E. (2004). Hiking Oregon's geology. Seattle, Washington: Mountaineers Books. p. 159. ISBN   9780898868470. OCLC   53887464.
  2. "Watson Falls". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved February 7, 2013.

Coordinates: 43°14′29″N122°23′24″W / 43.241511°N 122.390040°W / 43.241511; -122.390040

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