Green River (Washington)

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The Green River is a 60-mile-long river in the state of Washington in the United States. Its name changes to the Duwamish River where it once joined the Black River just outside of Tukwila. (The Black River dried up when Lake Washington's water level fell with the opening of the Lake Washington Ship Canal.) The Duwamish empties into Elliott Bay in Seattle. Its industrialized estuary is known as the Duwamish Waterway.

The Green River provides drinking water for the city of Tacoma, Washington. The cities of Kent, Auburn, Tukwila, Renton, and Pacific are all in the Green River Valley. A public multiuse trail runs along the river through most of the valley.

The Green River is also infamous as the dump site of the Green River Killings in the 1980s and 1990s.

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