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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.
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Columbia_River   (1567 words)

 Tributaries of the Columbia River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From near the headwaters in British Columbia, Canada, to the mouth, just beyond Astoria, Oregon:
Grays River has the only covered bridge in the state of Washington.
This page was last modified 17:30, 11 May 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tributaries_of_the_Columbia_River   (69 words)

 Columbia River Basin White Sturgeon
Historically, white sturgeon inhabited the Columbia River from the mouth upstream into Canada, the Snake River upstream to Shoshone Falls, and the Kootenai River upstream to Kootenai Falls (Scott and Crossman 1973; Figure).
White sturgeon populations in free-flowing and inundated reaches of the Columbia River Basin have been negatively affected by the abundant hydropower dams in most of the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers (Rieman and Beamesderfer 1990).
Research on the Kootenai River is examining the effects of increased discharge on the spawning behavior of white sturgeon.
biology.usgs.gov /s+t/noframe/e065.htm   (1919 words)

 Columbia River article
Recreation on the Columbia began early in the settlement era, with steamboat excursions up the Columbia from Portland, especially to the western end of the Columbia River Gorge.
The Columbia River first appeared on European maps in the early 17th century as "River of the West," when a Spanish maritime explorer Martin de Auguilar located a major river near the 42nd parallel.
Cartographers often labeled the "River of the West" as an estuary to the mythical Straits of Anian, or the Northwest Passage and located it anywhere from the 42nd to the 50th parallel.
www.ccrh.org /river/history.htm   (1914 words)

 Rivers in the Upper Missouri, Yellowstone, and Upper Columbia River Ecosystem, Mountain-Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and ...
Within the MOYOCO ecosystem in Montana, the two main river systems are the Missouri River and its tributaries, which flow east to the Mississippi River, and tributaries of the Columbia River, which flow west into the Pacific Ocean.
West of this continental backbone are the Clark Fork and the Kootenai River, important tributaries of the Columbia River.
The Missouri and its major tributary, the Yellowstone River, are the principal rivers in eastern Montana.
moyoco.fws.gov /moyoco5.html   (1009 words)

 Fishing - Columbia River Closes
The entire Columbia River is closed to salmon, steelhead and shad angling that was effective Thursday, May 6.
Anglers are reminded that tributaries to the Columbia River such as the Willamette and Sandy remain open for salmon and steelhead angling under permanent rules listed in the 2004 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.
The Columbia River sturgeon fishery between the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna Powerlines is closed to retention May 1 — 14, 2004.
www.fisheyesoup.com /articleDetail.php?recKey=111   (246 words)

 Fishing - Columbia River will not open to shad or steelhead angling - Weekly Report
The shad fishery in the mainstem Columbia River was slated to re-open May 16, from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam.
The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 to McNary Dam remains closed to the harvest of spring chinook.
Columbia River and lower Willamette River sturgeon: The area between the Buoy 10 and Wauna Powerlines reopens May 14 for the retention of sturgeon seven days a week.
www.fisheyesoup.com /article_details/304.html   (9707 words)

 The Columbia-Snake River Basin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Columbia River Basin is bounded principally by the Rocky Mountain system on the east and north, the Cascade Range on the west, and the Great Basin on the south.
To the west of the Cascade Range, the Columbia River is joined by the Willamette drainage and begins a transition to the ocean tidal reaches.
Most of the annual precipitation of the Columbia River Basin is concentrated in the winter months with the bulk of the precipitation falling in mountainous areas as snow to be stored in deep snowpacks awaiting the warmth of spring for its release.
www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil /TMT/basin.html   (579 words)

 NOAA-NMFS-NWFSC TM-35: Executive Summary and Acknowledgements
As with all chinook salmon populations south of the Columbia River, fish from this ESU exhibit an ocean-type life history; however, genetically and physically, these fish are quite distinct from coastal (ESU 4 and 6) and Central Valley chinook salmon (ESU 1, 2, and 3).
This ESU contains tributaries to the Columbia River upstream of the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers to the Chief Joseph Dam.
This ESU includes tributaries to the Columbia River upstream from the Yakima River to the Chief Joseph Dam.
www.nwfsc.noaa.gov /publications/techmemos/tm35/execsum.html   (3951 words)

 A Farmers Read on the Columbia River Basin by Rhoda Benson, Orchardist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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 Fishing Guides, Fishing Guides on the Columbia River
The Columbia River Chinook numbers are on par with last years numbers and the Coho numbers are definitely up.
The mouth of the Columbia River is a very large body of water and the overwhelming number of options can certainly keep a guy guessing as to where he should be fishing at different points in the tides.
In fact, the estuary fishery on the Columbia River in the Astoria area is in my opinion the finest fishing of it’s kind in the Pacific Northwest.
www.columbia-river-fishing-guides.net   (2660 words)

 1994 Fish and Wildlife Program - Section 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Separate water budgets were established for measurement at Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River and Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River, both in Washington.
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission contributed an important element to the development of the water budget by pointing out that optimum flows for downstream migration are only needed when the fish are present.
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission recommended that the hydropower facilities be managed to achieve 120,000 cubic feet per second in the Columbia River in September.
www.nwcouncil.org /library/1994/5.htm   (2930 words)

The Columbia River is characterized by a proliferation of impoundments, both in Canada and the United States.
From its headwaters at Columbia Lake on the west slope of the Rocky Mountains near Canal Flats, the Columbia River flows some 760 km to its confluence with the Pend d'Oreille River at the international border.
The water quality objectives for the lower Columbia River from Birchbank to the international boundary are presented in Table 1 and Tables 2 and 3.
www.env.gov.bc.ca /wat/wq/objectives/lowcolum/lowercolumbia.html   (4138 words)

 WDFW NEWS RELEASE: Poor runs close smelt fishing in Columbia River tributaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The rivers are being closed because smelt runs have been poor since 1993.
Rivers closed to smelt fishing on Dec. 1 include: the Cowlitz, Kalama, Lewis, Grays and Elochoman rivers and Skamokawa Creek as well as any other small creeks or streams that flow into the Columbia.
The Columbia River Compact, the Washington-Oregon forum that manages fisheries in the mainstem Columbia, will meet on Dec. 17 to consider smelt fishing opportunities.
wdfw.wa.gov /do/newreal/release.php?id=nov2498a   (172 words)

 Columbia river fishing guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Columbia River is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
One thing to keep in mind is that this whole river is a means of commercial water travel for many different types of vessels, including ocean going ships and tugs.
The normal shipping lane depths may be dredged and kept at a minimum of 40 ft. The one thing here is that the ships will be coming in many times at a high tide because of a lesser current so upriver and downriver traffic can increase during the high tide.
www.columbia-river-fishing-guides.com   (3229 words)

 Cordell Copepod Gallery
It first was first reported from the Columbia River estuary in 2002, and occurs as far upstream as Portland, Oregon.
It is very abundant in tidal tributaries of the Columbia River, comprising up to 47% of the plankton numbers.
Pseudodiaptomus inopinus—Sometime in the late 1980s this Asian species appeared in the Columbia River and is now established and extremely abundant in estuaries from southern Oregon to central Washington State.
www.fish.washington.edu /people/cordell/gallery.html   (395 words)

 HistoryLink Essay:David Thompson party reaches Kettle Falls on the Columbia River on June 19, 1811.
The "Nor’Westers," who arrive at the beginning of the first salmon run of the summer, are preparing to descend the Columbia River to its mouth some 700 miles downstream.
The North West Company was in a race with American John Jacob Astor’s (1763—1848) Pacific Fur Company to reach the mouth of the Columbia River and stake a claim to the fur trade along that great river and its tributaries.
They reached the Columbia on June 19, 1811, just after the ceremonies and dances that marked the arrival of the first salmon of the season.
www.historylink.org /essays/printer_friendly/index.cfm?file_id=5102   (769 words)

 Skagit River Outfitters fishing guide and river tour provider, steelhead and salmon fishing.
These mint-bright slabs are found primarily in the tributaries of the Columbia River.
Salmon school at the river mouths, awaiting the autumn rains to fill the rivers and stimulate their up-river migration.
In the Columbia River however, the Hanford reach is just beginning to see the first upriver bright kings of the year.
www.fishskagit.com /seasons.htm   (370 words)

 Columbia River Gorge Travel Guide and Directory
The Columbia River Gorge, an 80-mile geologic wonder that forms the border between northern Oregon and southern Washington, is proof of Nature’s unbridled strength.
The river’s canyon-like walls create ideal wind conditions for windsurfing and sailing and the majestic beauty of the area lends itself to numerous return trips.
Camping offers an ideal setting in which to appreciate the splendor of the Columbia River Gorge, but there are also numerous inns, heritage buildings and hotels that offer accommodations.
www.gonorthwest.com /Oregon/columbia/Columbia_River.htm   (433 words)

 Columbia River Fishing Guide - Columbia Salmon Guides
Columbia River Fishing Guides offer some of the best Sturgeon, Walleye, Coho Salmon and King Salmon Guided Fishing Trips in the lower 48 states.
The COLUMBIA RIVER FISHING GUIDE also offers guided fishing on the Lewis River and Cowlitz River in Southwest Washington and the Willamette River in Portland Oregon.
We fish the Columbia River and all the tributaries from the Bonneville Dam to Buoy 10 near Astoria Oregon where the Columbia River flows into the Pacific Ocean.
www.columbiariverfishingguide.com   (436 words)

 The Science of Salmon Recovery in the Columbia River Basin - Fish Hatcheries as a Cure All
He subsequently became a "leader among the first generation of hatchery operators," owning and operating several hatcheries in the Columbia Basin (Cone and Ridlington 1996).
During the mid-1890s, when declining salmon returns and arguments over the price paid for salmon led to violent fights between fisherman and cannery operators, Stone was instrumental in developing and operating dozens of hatcheries in Oregon and Washington on tributaries of the Columbia River.
For example, he did not even understand that salmon of a particular species or population return to the river from which they hatched; rather, he believed that salmon randomly chose streams for spawning purposes (Cone and Ridlington 1996).
www.class.uidaho.edu /kpgeorge/issues/salmon_cambell/cureall.htm   (631 words)

 CRiSP1 Passage Columbia River Salmon Passage Model README   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
CRiSP.1.6 is a cross-platform program which models passage and survival of multiple salmon substocks through the Snake and Columbia rivers and their tributaries and the Columbia River Estuary.
As a result, the files describing the river and release points of fish into the river are an essential part of the model.
For example, estimated spring chinook survival between the tailraces of Lower Granite and Bonneville dams was 52% for the model and 56% for the PIT tag estimate.
www.cqs.washington.edu /crisp/cp_readme.html   (2303 words)

 Oregon Salmon Fishing, Guided Fishing Trip Oregon, Columbia River Sturgeon - MartinsBigFish.com
The Coho salmon fishery runs into October and Larry is very familiar with their run as they migrate from the ocean up stream.
Coho salmon run up river to all the tributaries of the Columbia River including the Willamette River and the Clackamas River.
All others must be returned unharmed to the river as they are considered to be an endangered fish.
www.martinsbigfish.com /fall.htm   (180 words)

 Columbia River Gorge Fishing, Columbia River Fish Guide Services, Columbia River Fishing, Columbia Gorge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is truly a fisherman's paradise with with trout, bass, perch, crappie, catfish, sturgeon, steelhead, whitefish, shad, salmon and other species living in three primary habitats: free-running tributaries to the Columbia River, slow-moving reservoirs of the mainstream river itself; and enclosed bays of the Columbia or upland lakes in Oregon and Washington.
For updated information on boating passes and permits, or Guided trips visit any fishing shop in Hood River or The Dalles and out of BZ Corners and White Salmon on the Washington side.
- Includes the mainstream of the Columbia River upstream of Buoy 10, some minor tributaries, backwater/side-channel areas of the Columbia River and some ponds along the Columbia River.
www.gorgeexplorer.com /Fishing.htm   (179 words)

 My Weblog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
I am currently fishing the Wind River and Drano Lake (Little White Salmon River), this past Wednesday was the best fishing at the Wind River, with over 80 salmon reported caught from the information I was given from the areas fish checker.
There were not to many boats out there today, but the fishing was very good for all who was there in their boats, even the bank fisherman did very good from the early morning hours to about noon time with several limits taken.
Washington and Oregon adopted spring chinook fishing regulations for 2005 on the mainstem of the Columbia.
www.usa10.com /guesthooked   (1183 words)

 Canyonjet Safaris, Columbia River, family activities, meet and Greet Centre in Golden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is here that guests meet their naturalist, and sign their waivers, and board our shuttle for the short, informative ride to our River Base.
This upgrade to our River Base area includes brand new interpretive displays, satellite maps, our mini theatre where guests will hear an introduction to their adventure, and the new Explorer Trail - a self-guided interpretive walk near the river.
Also at the Columbia River Discovery Centre are restrooms, a change room, and lockers for those who wish to bring a change of clothes.
www.canyonjet.ca /facilities.html   (273 words)

 Columbia River Gorge Fishing Guides Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Come enjoy catching Steelhead and Salmon on the unspoiled rivers of Washington State.
Rivers Bend Outfitters offers anglers a mix of sturgeon, steelhead, salmon and walleye at the eastern gate of the scenic Columbia River Gorge.
They fish the Columbia, John Day and Deschutes Rivers, and specialize in personal service.
www.gorgeexplorer.com /Fishing_GuideServices.htm   (196 words)

 Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information
Hungry Horse and Libby dams have profoundly affected the aquatic ecosystems in two major tributaries of the Columbia River by altering habitat and water quality, and by imposing barriers to fish migration.
Pursuant to the Council`s Fish and Wildlife Program for the Columbia River System (1987), we constructed computer models to simulate the trophic dynamics of the reservoir biota as related to dam operation.
These Integrated Rule Curves (IRCs) were developed simultaneously in the Columbia Basin System Operation Review (SOR), the Council`s phase IV amendment process and recovery actions associated with endangered Columbia Basin fish species.
www.osti.gov /bridge/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=239308   (440 words)

 Washington Fishing Guides - Oregon & Olympic Peninsula Salmon Steelhead Fishing Guides Trips & Charters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He fishes on the Columbia River and its tributaries, Snohomish River system, the Quillayute River system and the Olympic Peninsula...in short all areas of the state wherever the
Throughout the year he fishes for salmon, walleye, trout, bass and sturgeon on fisheries ranging from the Olympic Peninsula to the tributaries of the Columbia River to Potholes Reservoir.
He fishes on the Snohomish River system, the Quillayute River system and Olympic Peninsula (including the Hoh, Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Queets and main stream Queets rivers), the Columbia River systems (including tributary salmon fisheries like the Cowlitz, Klickitat, Wind and Yakima rivers) and the Chehalis River system.
salmonfishingwashington.net   (414 words)

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