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The Super Moon and the River

We had a “Super Moon” the other night.  I have never seen the Duwamish River in Seattle this low.  I wonder if it was due to the “super moon” influence on the tide levels?  And I learned some interesting history of the river system after reading the Duwamish River entry in Wikipedia:

Until 1906, the White and Green Rivers combined at Auburn, and joined the Black River at Tukwila to form the Duwamish. In 1906, however, the White River changed course following a major flood and emptied into the Puyallup River as it does today. The lower portion of the historic White River—from the historic confluence of the White and Green Rivers to the conjunction with the Black River—is now considered part of the Green River. Later, in 1911 the Cedar River was diverted to empty into Lake Washington instead of into the Black River; at that time, the lake itself still emptied into the Black River. Then, with the opening of the Lake Washington Ship Canal in 1916, the lake’s level dropped nearly nine feet and the Black River dried up. From that time forward, the point of the name change from Green to Duwamish is no longer the confluence of the Green and Black Rivers, though it has not changed location.[1]

The native Lushootseed name of the Duwamish River (and of the Cedar River) was Dxwdəw. The Lushootseed name of the Duwamish tribe was Dxw‘Dəw?Abš or Dkhw‘Duw’Absh. Both of these have been anglicized as Duwamish.

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