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    The Columbia River, at 1,243 miles long, is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest and is the fourth-largest river in the United States. Originating from the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada, it ends in the Pacific Ocean in Oregon, with the largest flow of any river draining into the Pacific. High flow occurs in the late spring and early summer due to snow melt upstream, with low flow being in autumn and winter, causing major water shortages at the hydroelectric plants along the river. Fourteen dams exist along the main stem of the river, with many more on tributaries. The dams and hydroelectric plants on the Columbia River make up one third of the potential hydropower in the United States. As well as supplying energy to the…

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    Dear journal, I had another horrifying experience the day of today. It was the most dangerous and deadly thing we have encountered on this trip so far. ( and I thought yesterday was bad enough). The trail we have been taking all this time has a part where we have to cross the Columbia River. It had fast rapids, huge rocks, and high cliff walls. In fact, I have not the slightest clue of how I am alive and breathing right now. I thought I would surely drown and die in that river. Anyways, to…

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    A geographer will need to explore and observe an area to obtain knowledge from it. The geographer would need to travel to Portland and observe its location in relation to Earth. Then, they would need to study the plants and animals they come across. The individual will have to observe the plants carefully to report any differences in regards to other plants. A geographer will need to record every river or significant place in the city. After recording the physical attributes of the city like…

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    Wild Steelhead Essay

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    history of a species. A DPS is defined as the smallest division of a taxonomic species that is permitted protection under the ESA (Quist & Huber). Upper Columbia River steelhead were first granted protection in August 1997, subsequently followed by Lower Columbia River, Middle Columbia River, and Upper Willamette River steelhead in March of 1999 (Harrison). Based on feedback provided by several federal agencies, steelhead recovery is considered to be broadly dependent upon habitat…

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    in some sort. To navigate through this, not only was muscle needed, but also knowledge of how it works. This energy is often used throughout the flow of the river, which varies throughout. One thing that the newcomers had learned from the natives was to stay near the edge. This is because the current is not as strong near the edge, due to the friction caused by the land. The current of the river has a different measure throughout it, due to friction. The current also varies vertically. The…

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    Essay On Mount St. Helens

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    evergreen forests and numerous tall jagged cones and this area is home to the Strato-Volcano Peak known today as Mount St. Helens. Originally named “Louwala-Clough,” or “Smoking Mountain,” by the Native American Indians in the region. Many legends were handed down explaining accounts about eruptions the Indians witnessed about Mount St. Helens. According to the lore of these Native American tribes, a huge landslide formed a natural bridge named Tamanawas that spanned the Columbia River. In the…

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    Have you ever wanted to go to Oregon? There are many sights and experiences to see, feel, and try, along with a rich history. It’s the year 1803. President Thomas Jefferson bought a huge swatch of land for the US, including what is now Oregon. He sent explorers to map the territory. Later, in 1840, settlers traveled up the Oregon Trail. On February 14, 1854, Oregon became the 33rd official state. Oregon may have gotten its name from the French word “Ouragan”, which means hurricane and was a…

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    The nuclear waste from the bombs we made for World War two was put in tanks many years ago. These tanks are placed underground, and have been leaking for years now. Jeff Lyon believes that over one million gallons of waste has leaked into the environment. What has leaked is now going into the underground water banks heading towards the Columbia river ( Lynon). Juli Kearns has also been doing research about the low radiation levels the tanks have been giving off. There has been an effect on the…

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    boy near the Columbia River, nine years after the hijacking (“D.B. Cooper”). This discovery did not add much to the case except spark a couple of theories. This leads many to assume that he did not die, but he escaped and covered up his tracks extremely well. Furthermore, D.B. Cooper showed many signs of having knowledge about skydiving while he was on the plane. An example of this is when he denied a lesson that would have showed him how the parachute was used (“D.B. Cooper: Everything”). A…

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    One of the advantages of the salmon ladders is that it allows the salmon to be able to get to parts of the river they wouldn’t have had gotten to otherwise. Another advantage to the salmon ladders is that scientists can use them to judge how strong the salmon numbers are for a particular breed during a certain time of year. A disadvantage to salmon ladders is that sometimes they are only designed for certain breeds of salmon. Another disadvantage to the salmon ladders is that they only work for…

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