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  Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau - Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau
Kennewick is now the largest of the three cities and relies on light industry and retail to support their thriving economy.
The Hanford Reach is the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River in the United States and was recently designated as a National Monument by President Clinton.
Once the two small communities of Enterprise and Heminger City, the City of West Richland was the Tri-Cities growth leader during the decade of the 1990’s, doubling its population.
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 The Mighty Columbia River Runs Through Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland Washington
Sometimes, when the river is in flood, the Columbia River is able to exceed the flow of the Mississippi.
Some of the largest tributaries are the Snake River, the Willamette River, the Kootenay River, the Pend Oreille River, the Cowlitz River, and the Spokane River.
The Columbia River (or the Mighty Columbia as it is sometimes called because of its large water volumes) was named after the first European ship to travel up the river on May 11, 1792.
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  cities on the columbia river - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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  Columbia River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
The river empties into the Pacific Ocean near Astoria, Oregon; the Columbia River Bar is widely considered one of the most difficult to navigate.
The exterior river boat scenes from the 1994 film Maverick with (Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, and James Garner), were shot on the Columbia River, in the Columbia River Gorge, near the town of Hood River.
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 Columbia River
The Columbia is a great source of hydroelectric power, hosting the Bonneville[?] and Grand Coulee[?] dams, among others.
These dams, like so many others in the world, came with a price: At one time the river was thick with salmon, and the presence of the dams has been one factor in the reduction of populations of this fish.
The Columbia River Gorge[?] is considered by many wind surfers as the best wind surfing place in the world.
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 river. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
River velocity determines quantity and size of rock fragments and sediment carried by the river.
River volume is affected by duration and rate of precipitation in the drainage basin of the river.
A river system may be enlarged by piracy, or the process by which one river, cutting through the divide that separates its drainage basin from that of another river, diverts the waters of the other into its own channel.
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 Columbia River Summary
It is the largest river in volume flowing into the Pacific Ocean from the Western Hemisphere, and is the fourth largest by volume in North America behind the Mississippi, the St Lawrence, and the Mackenzie rivers.
All of the rivers that stem off of the Columbia and the Columbia itself are important to not just Washington but the United States.
The "aluminum plants along the Columbia River produce 43 percent of the nation's aluminum" (Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership) adding to the stability of the Washington State Economy.
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 CRK - The Organization
The Columbia River is the lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest, but it is a river in crisis.
Columbia Riverkeeper (CRK) was officially formed by the merger of Clean Water Columbia (CWC) and Columbia River United (CRU) in spring 2000.
The Columbia River is the longest river in the association.
www.columbiariverkeeper.org /theorg.htm   (704 words)

 Columbia Encyclopedia- Oregon - AOL Research & Learn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Portland, the largest city, whose metropolitan area contains nearly half the state's population, straddles the Willamette near its junction with the Columbia.
Salem, the capital, and Eugene, the second largest city, lie southward in the valley, which is sealed off in the south by the low range of the Calapooya Mts.
The Bonneville Dam, in the steep gorge where the Columbia River pierces the Cascades, enables large vessels to travel far inland, and although river traffic is less vital than formerly, the Columbia River cities still serve as transport centers for a vast hinterland to the east.
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 HistoryLink Essay:Franklin County -- Thumbnail History
The Columbia River forms its western border and the Snake River forms the southern and eastern borders.
With its strategic position on the Columbia River, Pasco became the county's largest city and the seat of its government.
Pasco and its sister cities across the Columbia River, Richland and Kennewick, are collectively known as the Tri-Cities.
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 Columbia Magazine - 1949: Year of Decision on the Columbia River
The Columbia's character and its muscle are generally hidden from view, deep in the old river channel and in the guts of machines that span the river like stair steps, from Bonneville Dam near Portland to Mica Dam at the river's far northern turn in British Columbia.
People looking at the river for the first time probably would not think about the history swamped by the great dams, the towns that had to be relocated, the tribal lands and sacred sites covered by reservoirs, and the farms that became lake beds.
The central document in the modern history of the Columbia River is called the "308 Report," a white paper of sorts that outlined where and at what cost hydroelectric projects could and might be developed on the river.
www.wshs.org /wshs/columbia/articles/0105-a1.htm   (3643 words)

 America's Most Livable: Columbia, SC
The city’s evolution is credited to significant growth and tremendous improvements in neighborhood initiatives, economic development, increased residential structures, and quality of life enhancements.
The Columbia area, also known as the Midlands of South Carolina, is fortunate to have three major rivers and the 50,000-acre Lake Murray available for water oriented-recreation.
Columbia’s citizens are proud to live in a city brimming with quaint neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, recreational facilities, and numerous entertainment venues.
www.mostlivable.org /cities/columbia/home.html   (412 words)

 Radionuclides in the Columbia River - Hanford Health Information Network - WA State Dept. of Health
In the spring, the river is swollen with runoff from the melting snowpack.
The contribution from eating crops that had been irrigated by Columbia River water was estimated by the Dose Reconstruction Project to have been so small that it was not included in the dose estimates.
Based on the laboratory studies and the monitoring of the river, Hanford scientists and government officials concluded that "the effluents were diluted to relatively safe levels" based on standards at the time.
www.doh.wa.gov /hanford/publications/overview/columbia.html   (5812 words)

 Columbia, Illinois
Columbia was surveyed and platted in 1820 and became a town March 10, 1859.
Columbia High School student Dianne Kopp, one of the youngest members of the Columbia delegation, described the launching as "awesome." "I don't mean that in the slang sense," she explained.
Columbia, IL has a proud connection to the Navy in that it is the hometown of two admirals.
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 CELP-Clean, Flowing Waters for Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
River advocates and the state Department of Ecology will have more tools to protect the Columbia River under the recent settlement agreement in CELP's lawsuit against Ecology and the ``Quad Cities" of Richland, Kennewick, Pasco and West Richland (see below).
The cities and Ecology have agreed to a number of pro-river terms in order for the four East Washington cities to have additional access to the Columbia River water they want for the future.
Nearly 40% of the average natural flow of the river at McNary Dam (about 40 miles downstream from the Quad Cities) is already withdrawn (mostly for irrigation).
www.celp.org /issues/quadcities.php   (478 words)

 Tri-Cities, Washington, Our Community - Wrongful Death Lawyers, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Yakima River
Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST) is a museum and science center dedicated to the Columbia Basin region, with exhibits featuring geology, Native American history, nuclear science, hydropower, and Columbia River fish.
The Tri-Cities' stretch of the Columbia River is one of the country's premier hydroplane racecourses.
Columbia Basin College is a comprehensive two-year college and Washington State University has an impressive presence in the Tri-Cities.
www.washingtonwrongfuldeathlaw.com /tri-cities.html   (600 words)

 A Farmers Read on the Columbia River Basin by Rhoda Benson, Orchardist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On the Columbia River agriculturediverts for use approximately 1% of the flow.
The Yakima River flows into the Columbia River in the Tri Cities, so the water quality degradation is passed on to down stream users.
Habitat and land management along the rivers and streams, appears to be a critical factor in salmon recovery, wildlife restoration and non point source pollution control.
www.columbiariver.org /main_pages/readings/toppen/benson.htm   (1879 words)

 Columbia River Plateau | Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild | Washington B&B Directoryu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Columbia River is the greatest source of energy among all the rivers of America and the Grand Coulee Dam harnesses that energy.
Throughout the Columbia River Plateau Region, you can be as active or sedate as you want at any given moment.
The Columbia River Plateau is the geographic heart of Washington.
www.wbbg.com /directory/regions/columbia/index.cfm   (411 words)

 British Columbia: Peace River -- Communities
Ribboned with thousands of kikometres of rivers, dotted by hundreds of lakes and crowned by the majestic Rocky Mountains, the area surrounding Fort Nelson is an outdoor enthusiasts delight.
The city of Fort St. John is the hub of the Northeast, serving an area population of over 50,000.
Pouce Coupe is the oldest municipality in the Peace River, it was incorporated in 1932, but the first European settler, Hector Tremblay arrived here in 1898.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/explore/peace/cities   (659 words)

 Columbia reservoir still untapped
Twenty-two years ago, the state set aside 1.3 million acre feet of the Columbia River for irrigation and growing cities, but very little of the reserve has been used because of concerns over water levels for endangered fish species.
The Columbia River "reserve" won't directly help Yakima Valley irrigators, but it does illustrate just how difficult it is to get more water from the great River of the West, which is the goal of the proposed Black Rock project.
The state is being challenged by the Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association, which is arguing in Benton County Superior Court this month that the reserve water has senior rights over demands for fish.
archive.tri-cityherald.com /reservoir/story3.html   (443 words)

 Sea Kayaking the Columbia River
The river in early May is full of snow melt so it isn't all that warm if you go in the drink.
Winds on the river can be quite high at times, so a paddle jacket for on the water and a rain jacket for camping should be part of your equipment.
The river is pretty wide at this point and appears much more of a lake than a river as McNary Dam down stream holds back a tremendous amount of water.
www.nomints.com /trips-2005-04-columbia-river-kayak   (2663 words)

 96 Transportation Impacts of Snake River Drawdown
Currently, the Snake River waterway transports roughly 3.8 million tons of grain and a lesser quantity of other commodities to deep-water ports on the lower Columbia River.
The Snake River waterway is an extension of the Columbia River navigation channel, which allows for commercial navigation between the Pacific Ocean and Pasco, Washington.
The Snake River Waterway is located almost entirely within eastern Washington, and most of the grain that moves on the waterway comes from eastern Washington farms.
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 Augusta, cities, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
At the head of navigation on the Savannah River and protected by levees, Augusta is the trade center for a broad band of counties in Georgia and South Carolina known as the Central Savannah River Area.
The city is the headquarters of the Augusta National Golf Club and sponsors the annual Masters Tournament.
Augusta grew from an old river trading post existing as early as 1717 and was named by James Oglethorpe in 1735 after the mother of George III.
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 Gov. Gary Locke Unveils 20-Year Water Plan for Columbia River Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Locke was joined at the event, which took place at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, by senior federal administrators, state legislators, state and local government officials, irrigation district commissioners and others.
In all, the Columbia River Initiative identifies some 728,000 acre-feet of water to meet the region’s needs for the next 20 years.
The plan’s water acquisition program would meet the needs of all outstanding Columbia River water-right requests pending before the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and provide a reserve for the region’s forecasted water needs.
www.ecy.wa.gov /news/2004news/2004-231.html   (699 words)

 Columbia River Plateau | Kennewick Wa Real Estate Washington Real Estate News Washington Real Estate Blog
The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau.The Columbia River Plateau lies across parts of the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
As the molten rock came to the surface, the earth’s crust gradually sank into the space left by the rising lava.
The ancient Columbia River was forced into its present course by the northwesterly advancing lava.
www.washington-real-estate-news.com /columbia-river-plateau   (253 words)

 Campbell River Campbell River, British Columbia (Cities)
A "mecca" for salmon fishing, Campbell River is at its peak in August and September, with fishermen going after the giant "king" and "tye".
Campbell River is connected by BC Ferries service to Powell River across the Strait of Georgia on the Sunshine Coast.
Campbell River is the last town of any consequence before the cluster of small towns at the very northern tip of Vancouver Island.
www.ohwy.com /bc/c/campbell.htm   (204 words)

The strong smell of drying or rotting salmon was everywhere because the Indians of the Upper Columbia River were fishermen living in permanent villages of large mat lodges.
The Dalles was a narrow gorge where the Columbia River passed through the Cascade Mountains, and it marked an important cultural boundary.
The Dalles was the center of widespread native trade along the Middle Columbia River, and an annual trade fair attracted many tribes from the Pacific to the Rockies.
www.umsl.edu /~econed/louisiana/Am_Indians/13-Columbia/13-columbia.html   (1143 words)

 Columbia Point Golf Course   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is a challenging course for all levels of golfers and is located on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains adjacent to the Columbia River.
Columbia Point provides a challenge for the most experienced golfer as well as the beginner.
The greens and tees are bent grass while the fairways are a mix of blue grass and rye.
www.irigolfgroup.com /columbia_point.html   (150 words)

 Wine Country Tour
Once in the Tri-Cities area cross the Columbia River via I-182/US 12 to Pasco.
Travel west on SR 14 along the Washington side of the Columbia River.
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, which offers some of the country's most impressive scenery, cuts through the Cascade Range and extends from Wishram to Washougal.
www.travel-in-wa.com /TRAVEL/wine_tour.html   (645 words)

 Campbell River, BC
Historically renowned as the "Salmon Fishing Capital of the World", this Vancouver Island community is surrounded by Strathcona Provincial Park to the west and the Coastal mountain range to the east.
Although the salmon fishing is incredible, visitors don't have to limit their fishing to the ocean, the area is home of a multitude of fresh-water lakes and river systems.
It is served by BC Ferries from Campbell River to Quadra Island (3 km/2mi.), regional and national air lines plus local and BC bus transportation.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/explore/island/cities/campbell.htm   (1416 words)

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