Hood River

Infobox River
river_name = Hood River

caption =
origin = Mount Hood
mouth = Columbia River
mouth_elevation = ft to m|25
basin_countries =
length = about mi to km|10|round=0 from fork
mi to km|25|round=0 from headwaters
elevation = ft to m|6000
discharge = mean 1590 ft³/s (45 m³/s)
range 399 to 6920 ft³/s (11 to 196 m³/s) cite web
url = http://waterdata.usgs.gov/or/nwis/uv/?site_no=14120000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060
title = National Water Information System
accessdate = 2007-02-15
publisher = USGS
watershed = mi2 to km2|279

The Hood River is a tributary of the Columbia River in northwestern Oregon in the United States. Approximately 25 mi (40 km) long from its mouth to its farthest headwaters on the East Fork, the river descends from wilderness areas in the Cascade Range on Mount Hood and flows through the agricultural Hood River Valley to join the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge.

It rises in three separate forks on the north side of Mount Hood, within the Mount Hood Wilderness in Hood River County which is approximately 50 mi (80 km) east of Portland.
* The West Fork, approximately 15 miles (24 km) long, rises on northwestern Mount Hood from Ladd Glacier. It flows generally ENE and joins the East Fork from the west near Dee.
* The Middle Fork, approximately 10 mi (16 km) long, rises in several short branches on the north slopes of Mount Hood, from Coe Glacier and Eliot Glacier. It flows north through the upper Hood River Valley.
* The East Fork, approximately 15 mi (24 km) long, rises on the eastern side of the mountain in the Mount Hood National Forest fed by Newton-Clark Glacier, and flows northward into the Upper Hood River Valley, where it is joined by the Dog River and then by the Middle Fork.

The combined river, approximately 10 mi (16 km) long, flows northeast through the Hood River Valley. It joins the Columbia at Hood River, a popular destination for windsurfing and kiteboarding in the Columbia Gorge.


ee also

*List of Oregon rivers


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