What is Columbia River?

  • (noun): A North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring.
    Synonyms: Columbia

Columbia River

The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the U.S. state of Washington, then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is 1,243 miles (2,000 km) long, and its largest tributary is the Snake River. Its drainage basin is roughly the size of France and extends into seven U.S. states and a Canadian province.

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Lytton (sternwheeler) - Operations - First Voyage Down The River and The Lakes
1890 at the dock near where the new large bridge of the Canadian Pacific Railway crossed the Columbia River ... the lakes at Sproats Landing, BC, where the Kootenay River joins the Columbia ... The Kootenay River connected to the Nelson Arm of Kootenay Lake ...
Columbia River Crossing
... The Columbia River Crossing (CRC) was a joint freeway megaproject from 2005-2013 between Oregon and Washington, which proposed to widen and modernize U.S ... Interstate 5 where it crossed the Columbia River ...
Sheridan State Scenic Corridor
... State Scenic Corridor is a state park in the Columbia River Gorge, west of Cascade Locks, Oregon ... with the opening of the Eagle Creek-Cascade Locks segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in 1998, it has become easily accessible by foot or bicycle ... It served as a wayside on US 30 - the Historic Columbia River Highway - until 1960, when the new I-84 freeway replaced the old road, cutting off access except through the national forest ...
Steamboats Of The Upper Columbia And Kootenay Rivers - Lists of Vessels
... Steamboats and other vessels on the Upper Columbia River Name Year Built Registra- tion # Mills # Gross Tons Reg. 19 ft (6 m) 3.2 ft (1 m) 8" x 36" Returned to Kootenay River, spring 1894 (see chart below for final disposition) ... m) 26 ft (8 m) 4.0 ft (1 m) 14" x 48" Transited Baillie-Grohman Canal in 1902 from Kootenay River to Columbia River ...
Columbia River - Watershed - Major Tributaries
... See also List of tributaries of the Columbia River The Columbia receives more than 60 significant tributaries ... The four largest that empty directly into the Columbia (measured either by discharge or by size of watershed) are the Snake River (mostly in Idaho), the Willamette River (in northwest Oregon ... Its discharge is nearly equal to the Columbia's at the rivers' confluence ...

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    The first man to discover Chinook salmon in the Columbia, caught 264 in a day and carried them across the river by walking on the backs of other fish. His greatest feat, however, was learning the Chinook jargon in 15 minutes from listening to salmon talk.
    State of Oregon, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    The young women, what can they not learn, what can they not achieve, with Columbia University annex thrown open to them? In this great outlook for women’s broader intellectual development I see the great sunburst of the future.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)