An Aerial Look at the Cowlitz River Precedes Journey
By The Chronicle
Over approximately 105 miles, it winds through wilderness and pastures, communities and recreational areas.
The purpose was twofold.
The aerial endeavors allow us to gather current images of a river known for its ability to transform. The Cowlitz undergoes a natural rerouting process each year, depending on rainfall and the amount of melted snow feeding its tributaries.
Secondly, the aerial images are meant to provide new angles on an ancient river.
Enjoy these photographs and videos, and know they represent just a taste of what’s ahead.
During the next several weeks, The Chronicle will send out dispatches from below as Caster and Reporter Dameon Pesanti plunge into uncertainty.
We are thrilled and honored to present to you, the readers, what we find on this magnificent wild waterway.
The Cowlitz River is fueled by a number of tributaries, the largest being the Cispus and Toutle Rivers.
Here’s a list of tributaries.
- Ohanapecosh River
- Lake Creek
- Johnson Creek
- Cispus River
- Tilton River
- Sulphur Creek
- Winston Creek
- Lacamas Creek
- Olequa Creek
- Toutle River
- Coweeman River