Yakima River Naches Service Ride 2017
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The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River in south central and eastern Washington state, named for the indigenous Yakama people. The length of the river from headwaters to mouth is 214 miles (344 km), with an average drop of 9.85 feet per mile (1.866 m/km). It is the longest river entirely in Washington state. The river rises in the Cascade Range at an elevation of 2,449 feet (746 m) at Keechelus Dam on Keechelus Lake near Snoqualmie Pass, near Easton. The river flows through that town, skirts Ellensburg, passes the city of Yakima, and continues southeast to Richland, where it flows into the Columbia River at an elevation of 340 feet (100 m).
Because the Yakima River is such a large part of Central Washington where OUTDOORTREE is headquartered our service rides are often along the Yakima River.
The Yakima River Basin is one of the most intensively irrigated areas in the United States. Yakima is a severely dry basin but yet is home to some of the best fruit in the world.
OUTDOORTREE is committed to helping keep the Yakima River and its tributaries healthy to support the people and animals who rely on it.