Yakima River

Yakima River
River, south-central Washington, U.S. Rising in the Cascade Range, it flows southeast for about 200 mi (320 km) to join the Columbia River near Kennewick.

The Yakima and its tributaries irrigate about 460,000 ac (190,000 ha) in the river valley. The Indian name Yakima probably means "runaway," referring to the rushing waters of the river.

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      river, south-central Washington, U.S., rising in the Cascade Range, near Snoqualmie Pass. It flows southeastward about 200 miles (320 km) past Ellensburg and Yakima to join the Columbia River near Kennewick in Benton county. The Yakima and its tributaries irrigate about 460,000 acres (190,000 hectares) in the river valley. The Keechelus Dam, near the river's source, is a major unit of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Yakima project. The river is named for the Yakima Indians.

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