Columbia River


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Columbia River

A river rising in southeast British Columbia, Canada, and flowing about 2,000 km (1,240 mi) south then west through the Columbia Plateau and along the Washington-Oregon border to its outlet on the Pacific Ocean.
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Noun1.Columbia River - a North American riverColumbia River - a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Evergreen State, WA, Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
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A general meeting of the company was to be held annually at Columbia River, for the investigation and regulation of its affairs; at which absent members might be represented, and might vote by proxy under certain specified conditions.
They removed their emporium from Astoria to Fort Vancouver, a strong post on the left bank of the Columbia River, about sixty miles from its mouth; whence they furnished their interior posts, and sent forth their brigades of trappers.
The result of this raid was a brand-new Columbia River salmon boat, stolen from an Italian fisherman.
After coffee, three of the men withdrew to the other boat, a Columbia River salmon boat, leaving three of us in the Reindeer.
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement in response to news that the United States and Canada will begin negotiations in early 2018 to modernize the Columbia River Treaty.
SPOKANE -- A report released in August by Tacoma-based non-profit Earth Economics, shows that the Columbia River Basin's natural capital provides $198 billion in value annually, in food, water, flood risk reduction, recreation, habitat, aesthetic and other benefits.
The Columbia River supports tens of millions of people in seven states and British Columbia through power generation, water supply, fishing, flood control, transportation, and other ecosystem services.
A Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames along Oregon's scenic Columbia River gorge in the first major rail accident involving crude in a year.
Key words: anadromous, Columbia River, genetics, Lampetra ayresii, migration, River Lamprey
To address this deficiency, we provide the first analysis of anadromous western river (Lampetra ayresii) and Pacific (Entosphenus tridentatus) lampreys in the Columbia River estuary, using data from 2 fish assemblage studies that span 3 decades (1980-1981 and 2001-2012).
Synopsis: In "Man & The Sea", author Wayne O'Neil tells the dramatic story of shipwrecks, groundings and mishaps at the mouth of the Columbia River and its environs, dating from 1792 through the year 1949.
The River Corridor is a 220-square-mile section of land bordering the Columbia River and is DOE's largest environmental cleanup closure project.

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