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  WASHINGTON FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Washington is bounded by the Pacific_Ocean to the west, Oregon to the south (the Columbia_River forming most of this border), Idaho to the east and British_Columbia, Canada to the north.
Washington is also notable for being home to four of the five longest floating_bridges in the world: the Evergreen_Point_Floating_Bridge, Lacey_V._Murrow_Memorial_Bridge and Homer_M._Hadley_Bridge over Lake_Washington, and the Hood_Canal_Bridge connecting the Olympic and Kitsap_Peninsulas.
Washington also ranked second in the nation in grapes (all varieties taken together), apricots, asparagus (over a third of the country's production) and green peas for processing; third in the nation for wheat, prunes and plums, summer dry onions, trout and butter; fourth in barley and peaches; and fifth in cranberries and strawberries.
www.brolgas.com /Washington   (1909 words)

 Little Spokane River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Little Spokane River is a tributary of the Spokane River, approximately 35 mi (56 km) long, in eastern Washington in the United States.
It joins the Spokane River from the east approximately 10 mi (16 km) northwest of Spokane.
The river has several popular hiking trails along it, and is a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Little_Spokane_River   (129 words)

The Columbia River is a river situated in British_Columbia and the Pacific_Northwest of the United_States.
The river continues west with one small north-northwesterly-directed stretch near Portland; Vancouver,_Washington; and the confluence with the Willamette_River.
The exterior river boat scenes from the 1994 film ''Maverick'' (Mel_Gibson, Jodie_Foster, and James_Garner), were shot on the Columbia River, in the Columbia River Gorge, near the town of Hood River.
www.abait.com /Columbia_River   (1289 words)

 Colorado River tops 2004 list of endangered rivers
The river wanders 1,500 miles from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, snaking across Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California before flowing into the Gulf of Baja in Mexico, although in most years it is little more than a trickle when it reaches its delta.
The Big Sunflower River in Mississippi, which was the most endangered river last year because of an Army Corps of Engineers pumping and dredging project that the group said would destroy wetlands and stir up toxins in the river bed, was No. 2 on the group's list.
American Rivers, a Washington-based nonprofit conservation group, says the rivers on the list are not necessarily the ones with the worst chronic problems, but those they say are most in peril because of toxic chemicals, severe water shortages and other problems.
www.uswaternews.com /archives/arcquality/4colorive5.html   (443 words)

 Encyclopedia: Columbia River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau.
The river continues west with one small north-northwesterly-directed stretch near Portland; Vancouver, Washington; and the confluence with the Willamette River.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Columbia-River   (4633 words)

 George Washington Maps List
Washington's half brother Lawrence was among those who petitioned the Virginia Assembly for the establishment of a new town on the banks of the Potomac River.
Washington enclosed a map of his farm in a letter to Young dated December 12, 1793, and this printed map is based upon it.
Washington was interested in renting out the land but since he lived three hundred miles away he could not find tenants himself.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/gmdhtml/gwmlst.html   (1289 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Columbia River is the largest river in volume flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America.
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 together with overfishing have been major factors in the reduction of populations of this fish.
This Reservation was established in 1940s as part of the Manhattan Project, located along the river in south eastern Washington on 586 mile² (1,520 km²) of some of the most fertile land in North America, but at the time of establishment the area was considered a wasteland.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Columbia_River   (641 words)

 Missouri dropped from list of most-endangered rivers - billingsgazette.com
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time in nine years, the Missouri River was absent from a widely publicized list of the nation's most endangered rivers.
The conservation group American Rivers, which issued the list Thursday, is suing the federal government to return the Missouri to a seasonal ebb and flow to improve habitat for birds and fish.
Both are blamed by American Rivers for the plight of dwindling populations of two shorebirds, the piping plover and least tern, and the pallid sturgeon.
www.billingsgazette.com /index.php?id=1&display=rednews/2003/04/11/build/local/72-missouri.inc   (520 words)

 The L'Enfant and McMillian Plans
On January 24, 1791, President George Washington announced the Congressionally-designated permanent location of the national capital, a diamond-shaped ten-mile tract at the confluence of the Potomac and Eastern Branch Rivers.
But as the capital of a new nation, its position and appearance had to surpass the social, economic and cultural balance of a mere city: it was intended as the model for American city planning and a symbol of governmental power to be seen by other nations.
L'Enfant's plan was magnified and expanded during the early decades of the 20th century with the reclamation of land for waterfront parks, parkways, an improved Mall and new monuments and vistas.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/wash/lenfant.htm   (1132 words)

 Information on ww-rivers@u.washington.edu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This list was established by Kevin Whilden to facilitate email communication between members of the paddling community in the Pacific Northwest (we currently have approximately 100 individuals on the list).
The list is currently maintained by Thomas O'Keefe at the Unviersity of Washington.
When a mail message is sent to the list, the University's listserver takes that message and automatically re-distributes it to everyone who is "subscribed" to the list.
www.paddleguides.com /okeefe/listserv.html   (295 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Bogachiel River is a river situated on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
It is a tributary of the Quillayute River.
The Bogan River is a minor river in the central western region of New South Wales, Australia.
www.alanaditescili.net /browse.php?title=B/BO/BOG   (3250 words)

 Washington State Transportation, Weather, Maps & Travel Planning
The Washington Weather page includes current and extended forecasts for major cities and regions across the state, plus statewide averages for temperature and precipitation.
A list of Washington state travel planners is included for visitors who want help with their vacation planning.
Under Washington Geography find an interactive topo map, a Washington counties map, a map of Washington rivers, and information on the state's 5 sleeping volcanoes.
www.travel-in-wa.com /TRAVEL/travel_planner.html   (316 words)

 Chesapeake Bay Journal: Pocomoke, Potomac, Mattaponi make 'endangered' rivers list - May 1998
Nationwide, a 51-mile stretch of the Columbia River in Washington state known as the Hanford Reach was named the most endangered river in America.
In its 13th annual ranking of imperiled rivers, the group said the fastest growing threat to waterways was the waste produced by large-scale animal agriculture operations, which result in huge accumulations of manure and nutrients in localized areas which can contaminate waterways.
According to American Rivers, selections were based on the seriousness and imminence of the threat; the likelihood that major action during the coming year could intensify or lessen the threat; the regional and national significance of the river; geographical diversity; and the range of threats representative of problems facing rivers nationwide.
www.bayjournal.com /article.cfm?article=1380   (1283 words)

 Washington Rivers Needing Cleanup September 2001 - Chehalis River Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Washington state has nearly 700 waterways with pollution problems such as high temperatures, excessive bacteria, too little oxygen, and contamination from pesticides or other substances.
The waterways that will be added to the list this year include the Columbia River; Lake Chelan/Roses Lake, Wenatchee River basin and Mission Creek in Chelan County; Green River in King County; Sinclair and Dyes inlets in Kitsap County; Willapa River in Pacific County; and Lake Whatcom Watershed and Whatcom Creek in Whatcom County.
Columbia River along Clark and Klickitat counties; Cowlitz River in Cowlitz County; Green River and Kelsey, May and Springbrook (Mill) creeks in King County; Chambers Creek in Pierce County; and Dyes/ Sinclair Inlets, Port Washington Narrows, Eagle Harbor, and Port Orchard, Agate and Rich passages in Kitsap County.
www.crcwater.org /issues12/20010910waters.html   (409 words)

 Klamath, Snake retain spots on annual endangered rivers list
Two Northwest rivers are among the top 10 "most endangered" in the nation, according to the annual ranking by the conservation organization American Rivers.
The annual ranking, which the national organization has compiled since 1986, is due to be released today in Washington, D.C. The list generally highlights lobbying priorities for American Rivers, with the hope of rallying mainstream environmentalists to the cause.
American Rivers, a Washington, D.C.-based group that focuses on river health, lists the Snake in an annual report as the eighth-most-endangered river in the country.
www.citizenreviewonline.org /april_2003/klamath_snake.htm   (1174 words)

 Natural Resources Commission - Lake Michigan and Other Navigable Waters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In 1993, the Natural Resources Commission adopted its "Outstanding Rivers List for Indiana." The listing was published in the Indiana Register on March 1 of that year as Information Bulletin #4 in Volume 16, Number 6, page 1677 through 1680 (sometimes cited as 16 IR 1677).
To help identify the rivers and streams which have particular environmental or aesthetic interest, a special listing has been prepared by the division of outdoor recreation of the department of natural resources.
The listing is a corrected and condensed version of a listing complied by American Rivers and dated October 1990.
www.in.gov /nrc/policy/outstand.html   (975 words)

 96 Northwest Rivers make Most Endangered List, Lewiston Tribune
The Klamath River, where 33,000 salmon were found dead last year amid chronically law water flows, has moved up to second on a list of the nation's most endangered rivers.
The Snake River, with threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead runs and an ongoing private hydropower relicensing effort, was eighth on the list.
The Klamath and other rivers listed by the environmental group are not necessarily the nation's most polluted, Eckl said, but are the ones most in peril because of severe water shortages and other problems.
www.bluefish.org /nwrivers.htm   (695 words)

 Columbia River
There are also many more major problems that the Columbia River has, from raw sweage dumpage, to hundreds of tons of slag dumped daily.
Map of the Columbia River basin with dams highlighted.
Lewis and Clark's expedition travelled the river to the Pacific.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/columbia_river.html   (575 words)

 Columbia_River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The river goes into the Pacific Ocean at Ilwaco, Washington and Astoria, Oregon.
The river then runs South-Southwest through the Columbia Plateau, changing to a southeasterly direction near the Columbia Basin where the magnificent Gorge at George is located.
It is located along the river in southeastern Washington on 586 mile² (1,520 km²) of some of the most fertile land in North America, but at the time of establishment, the area was considered a wasteland.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=Columbia_River   (1073 words)

 The Klondike Gold Rush: Curriculum Materials for the History of the Pacific Northwest in the Washington Public Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Outfitting lists and price lists provide a way for students to calculate just how much weight miners transported with them to the North, how far they had to travel, and what that travel entailed.
A gold rush to the Fraser River in the 1850s, and a later one to the Cassiar region of British Columbia, drew many California miners to the Northwest, and formed the basis of a fledgling mining industry supplied by merchants in Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle.
Rivers: 5, 6, 18, 33, 74, 75, 76, 77, 98, 118, 122, 123.
www.washington.edu /uwired/outreach/cspn/curklon/main.html#introduction   (12931 words)

 96 Atlantic Salmon Placed on Endangered Species List, Marc Kaufman, Washington Post
The listing comes after years of controversy and despite strong political opposition from most elected officials in Maine, the only state along the eastern seaboard that has rivers where wild salmon return.
The listing is believed to be the first of a species that is also being farmed in large numbers.
The last species listed that is specific to the Northeast region was the bog turtle, which was listed in 1997.
www.bluefish.org /atlantic.htm   (751 words)

 Amazon.com: Washington Whitewater: The 34 Best Whitewater Rivers: Books: Douglass A. North   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Douglass North was a founder of the Rivers Council of Washington and produced this comprehensive guide to the most popular whitewater runs in Washington State.
Each river description is very detailed with a river map that includes all rapids greater than class II along with symbols for access points, bridges, campgrounds, and unimproved campsites.
It gives all the information you need before running a river: maps, river flow data including recommended ranges, directions to the put-ins and take-outs, and river logs identifying various rapids and hazards (as well as suggestions on how to negotiate them).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0898863279?v=glance   (782 words)

 HistoryLink Essay: Bush, George W. (1790?-1863)
Named George Washington Bush in honor of the nation’s first president, he has no known connection to the family of the two later presidents who share with him the name George Bush.
George Washington Bush was born in Pennsylvania in the late 1700s.
When Washington Territory was separated from Oregon in 1853, many of the new legislators were friends and neighbors of the Bush family and beneficiaries of their generosity.
www.washington.historylink.org /output.cfm?file_id=5645&CFID=1867825&CFTOKEN=6136881   (2662 words)

 Amazon.com: Guide to the Whitewater Rivers of Washington: Books: Jeff Bennett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Combined with real time river gauge data from sites like American Whitewater and Professor Paddle (here in WA), you can easily find which river from the book is running at an acceptable level.
This guide is much broader in scope than Douglass North's Washington Whitewater which has more detailed descriptions and mile-by-mile river maps but only covers 34 of the states classic runs and nothing beyond class IV.
Verne Huser has a guide that covers rivers in Western Washington characterized by flatwater and mild rapids that would be of more interest to those looking for a scenic canoe trip.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/096298437X?v=glance   (661 words)

Enjoy deep shadowy forests, clear icy lakes, misty waterfalls, and river canyons as you travel through this landscape of scenic wonder.
The International Selkirk Loop is a unique connection between the US and Canada, an area linked for millennia by lakes and rivers, nature's "highways." Visitors tread in the footsteps of Native Americans, explorers, gold seekers, settlers, and loggers.
This list may be incomplete or contain byways that overlap.
www.byways.org /browse/states/WA   (284 words)

 WaterWatch -- Maps and graphs of current water resources conditions
water.usgs.gov /cgi-bin/daily_flow?wa   (1418 words)

 Long Beach WA Recreation Area : Hotels long beach washington, Lodging long beach washington, RV park long beach ...
Anchored on Washington’s southwestern-most coast, the Long Beach Peninsula is rich in tradition, raw beauty and award-winning lodging and dining establishments.
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Willapa Bay, this favorite vacation destination is a refuge for migrating birds and people seeking the solace of a seaside retreat.
Notable are the Washington State International Kite Festival, SandSations sand sculpture competition, the Northwest Garlic Festival and 'Ocian in View'–a Lewis and Clark event held Veterans Day weekend.
www.funbeach.com   (295 words)

 Environmental Health - Health Department - Clark County Washington
Salmon Creek is on the Department of Ecology's list of Washington's polluted rivers.
Don’t waste water: urban streams and rivers experience low summer flows with increased population.
Washington Department of Ecology — (360) 407-7006; www.ecy.wa.gov
www.co.clark.wa.us /health/environmental/Salmon_Creek.html   (1248 words)

 Riverside State Park (page 1 of 2)
Riverside State Park is a 10,000-acre camping park along the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers in Eastern Washington.
The Little Spokane River is restricted to kayaks, canoes and rafts.
The Spokane River is hazardous in places, and should not be run without local knowledge.
www.parks.wa.gov /parkpage.asp?selectedpark=Riverside   (512 words)

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