White River Watershed
photo: White River Falls 2008
The White River Watershed is located on the east slope and in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range. The area considered by this report includes the White River Watershed proper, including its principal tributaries, Tygh Creek, Badger Creek, Three Mile Creek, White River, and Jordan Creek, as well as Wapinitia Creek watershed, Nena Creek watershed, and other areas draining to the Deschutes River from the west.
The total drainage area is 350,199 acres, or approximately 547 square miles. White River originates within the Mount Hood National Forest on the southeastern slope of Mount Hood (highest point in Watershed, 11,291 feet). White River flows southeast then curves to the northeast before entering the Deschutes River. White River enters the Deschutes River just upstream from Sherar’s Falls at River Mile (RM) 47.5. The elevation at the mouth of White River is 789 feet.
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