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Inchelium
is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ferry County, Washington, within the Colville Indian Reservation. The population was 409 at the 2010 census. The community is home to the western dock of the Inchelium-Gifford Ferry.

History Edit

Inchelium was relocated from an earlier site in the early 1940s. Old Inchelium had been located on the banks of the Columbia River before the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam. As the waters rose behind the dam, the town had to be moved.

Inchelium is the demographic heart of the Inchelium School District and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Inchelium Legislative District

Geography Edit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.5 square miles (68.8 km²), of which, 26.5 square miles (68.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

Inchelium is located at 48°18′48″N 118°13′18″W (48.313214, -118.221681).

The Columbia River, also known as at Lake Roosevelt when the Grand Coulee Dam blocked up the Columbia River behind it, is to the east. Gifford is across the river from Inchelium.

Directly to the west of Inchelium is Impach and Meteor. A little bit further west is the Twin Lakes region, with North Twin Lake and South Twin Lake.

South is Covada on Silver Creek Road and Kewa to the southwest.

North of Inchelium is Barney's Junction.

Climate Edit

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Inchelium has a dry-summer Humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps.

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