In Search Of The Black River

At the Renton History Museum there is a topological map of the Black River around 1850.  But ...
source: Breathless Moon
... its existence has all but disappeared from recent memory since the early 1900s when the Lake Washington Ship Canal was completed to create a navigable waterway between Puget Sound and Lake Washington.  Before that time, this river served as a waterway well known to both the native wild salmon fish runs, Duwamish Indians and early pioneer white settlers.  For thousands of years, the river was the gateway between fresh water spawning beds upstream from Lake Washington and the Pacific Ocean for the Chinook, Sockeye, Coho salmon as well as other species of migrating fish.
So i went in search of today's Black River.  Below is a picture of what i found.  What is left of it is fed from Springbrook Creek and is sandwitched between a Concrete  quarry which useus CB Ch4 (whatever that is) and a foul smelling sewage treatment plant.  I marked some critical points on Google Earth.  


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