Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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04/03/2014

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Jerry

Honestly, why does the WRVM have anything to do with the Gorge? The Green River Gorge, is not part of the White River.

Craig

Thanks for the comment. I was confused at first too but then learned that the White River and the Green River once converged in the valley just upstream of Auburn and then flowed as one river, merging later with the now deceased Black River near Tukwilla to become the Duwamish. The Black died when Lake Washington ship canal was built. The White River was diverted by man to go south to the Puyallup to ease flooding problems in the Auburn and Kent valleys. Now just the Green. If you search my blog, you will find at least a half dozen posts about this history.

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