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  • Columbia River Research Paper

    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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  • Geography: Space, Place, And Environment

    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

    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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  • The Organic Machine Summary

    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

    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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  • Hinterland In The Pacific Northwest

    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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  • Disadvantages Of Salmon Ladders

    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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  • Essay On D. B. Cooper: The Unsolved Hijacking

    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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  • The Negative Impact Of Tourism On The West Country Of Vancouver Island

    Vancouver Island is located on the west coast of Canada and it has the mildest climate of the country. It’s possible to do different outdoor and adventure activities year-around for example to go kayaking and rafting in December and play golf in February. For the tourists who would like to do something more quiet is visiting Victoria, the capital of British Columbia a perfect getaway. In conclusion Vancouver Island has something to offer for every tourist who is visiting the island. The tourism…

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  • Myths In Native American Mythology

    to be the most common. The myth in regards to how the tribes of men came to be, involves a battle between the beaver, Wishpoosh, and a coyote. In this myth, Coyote was angry with Wishpoosh for scaring all animals from the water. Coyote devised a plan to get rid of Wishpoosh. He speared the beaver, which caused a major fight within the water. During the fight, the beaver’s dam broke and while coyote was trying to get away, he pulled on rocks and bushes and this created what is now known as the…

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