Snake River

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Snake River

A river of the northwest United States rising in northwest Wyoming and flowing about 1,670 km (1,040 mi) through southern Idaho, along the Oregon-Idaho and Idaho-Washington borders, and through southeast Washington to the Columbia River. The river has spectacular deep gorges and is used for irrigation and hydroelectric power. In southeast Idaho it forms the southern edge of the Snake River Plain, a large, arid region.

Snake River

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(Placename) a river in the northwestern US, rising in NW Wyoming and flowing west through Idaho, turning north as part of the border between Idaho and Oregon, and flowing west to the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington. Length: 1670 km (1038 miles)

Snake′ Riv′er


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a river flowing from NW Wyoming through S Idaho into the Columbia River in SE Washington. 1038 mi. (1670 km) long.
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Noun1.Snake River - a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westwardSnake River - a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Gem State, ID, Idaho - a state in the Rocky Mountains
Beaver State, OR, Oregon - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Evergreen State, WA, Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
Twin Falls, Twin - a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho