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.
Minckley and others (1986) stated that dispersal of coastal freshwater fishes must have involved headwater transfers, from the Columbia River to coastal streams.
A conservation organization, along with a group of about two dozen property owners, filed a letter warning they intend to sue a government commission that oversees land-use regulations in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state unless action is taken against a controversial aggregates operation in Clark County.
"People rely on the Columbia River for clean water and healthy fish.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) The way dams and storage reservoirs on the Columbia River and its tributaries are managed could change dramatically in a short five years if negotiators from the United States and Canada don't strike a deal.
mykiss) from the Columbia River are believed to migrate offshore quickly once they enter the ocean, but little is known about whether life history or stock-specific differences in early marine migration exist.
In the five years since Washington refused to pay its share of Columbia River Crossing costs, growth has exploded on both sides of the river.

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