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Columbia River


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The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the US state of Washington, then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is 1,243 miles (2,000 km) long, and its largest tributary is the Snake River. Its drainage basin is roughly the size of France and extends into seven US states and a Canadian province. The fourth-largest river in the United States by volume, the Columbia has the greatest flow of any North American river entering the Pacific.
The Columbia and its tributaries have been central to the region's culture and economy for thousands of years. They have been used for transportation since ancient times, linking the region's many cultural groups. The river system hosts many species of anadromous fish, which migrate between freshwater habitats and the saline waters of the Pacific Ocean. These fish—especially the salmon species—provided the core subsistence for native peoples.
In the late 18th century, a private American ship became the first non-indigenous vessel to enter the river; it was followed by a British explorer, who navigated past the Oregon Coast Range into the Willamette Valley. In the following decades, fur trading companies used the Columbia as a key transportation route. Overland explorers entered the Willamette Valley through the scenic but treacherous Columbia River Gorge, and pioneers began to settle the valley in increasing numbers. Steamships along the river linked communities and facilitated trade; the arrival of railroads in the late 19th century, many running along the river, supplemented these links.
Since the late 19th century, public and private sectors have heavily developed the river. To aid ship and barge navigation, locks have been built along the lower Columbia and its tributaries, and dredging has opened, maintained, and enlarged shipping channels. Since the early 20th century, dams have been built across the river for power generation, navigation, irrigation, and flood control. The 14 hydroelectric dams on the Columbia's main stem and many more on its tributaries produce more than 44 percent of total US hydroelectric generation. Production of nuclear power has taken place at two sites along the river. Plutonium for nuclear weapons was produced for decades at the Hanford Site, which is now the most contaminated nuclear site in the US. These developments have greatly altered river environments in the watershed, mainly through industrial pollution and barriers to fish migration.


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Columbia River

Columbia River

River in North America

  • Desc: The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_River
  • Type: BodyOfWater, Place, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 4804.84

Columbia River Knife & Tool

Company

  • Desc: Columbia River Knife & Tool, Inc. is an American knife company established in 1994, and currently based in Tualatin, Oregon, United States. The company's president and sales executive is Rod Bremer and the finance executive is Peggy Bremer.
  • URL: http://www.crkt.com
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_River_Knife_%26_Tool
  • Type: Corporation, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 3244.20
Bonneville Power Administration

Bonneville Power Administration

Federal agency

  • Desc: The Bonneville Power Administration is an American federal agency operating in the Pacific Northwest. BPA was created by an act of Congress in 1937 to market electric power from the Bonneville Dam located on the Columbia River and to construct facilities necessary to transmit that power.
  • URL: http://www.bpa.gov
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Power_Administration
  • Type: GovernmentOrganization, Corporation, Organization, Thing
  • Result Score: 759.90
Campbell River

Campbell River

City in British Columbia, Canada

  • Desc: Campbell River or Wiwek̓a̱m is a city in British Columbia on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage, which lies along the important Inside Passage shipping route.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_River,_British_Columbia
  • Type: Place, City, AdministrativeArea, Thing
  • Result Score: 243.72
Powell River

Powell River

City in British Columbia, Canada

  • Desc: Powell River is a city on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Most of its population lives near the eastern shores of Salish Sea, which is part of the larger Georgia Strait between Vancouver Island and the Mainland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powell_River,_British_Columbia
  • Type: Place, City, AdministrativeArea, Thing
  • Result Score: 189.90
Washington

Washington

Capital of the United States of America

Amazon River

Amazon River

River in South America

  • Desc: The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world, and by most accepted definitions it is the second longest river in the world, after the Nile River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_River
  • Type: BodyOfWater, Place, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 3.14
Riverdale

Riverdale

American drama series

  • Desc: Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series was adapted for The CW by Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is produced by Warner Bros.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverdale_(2017_TV_series)
  • Type: CreativeWork, Thing, TVSeries
  • Result Score: 3.06
University of Missouri

University of Missouri

Public university in Columbia, Missouri

  • Desc: The University of Missouri is a public research university in Columbia, Missouri. It is Missouri's largest university and the flagship of the four campus University of Missouri System.
  • URL: http://www.missouri.edu/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Missouri
  • Type: Organization, TouristAttraction, Thing, Corporation, EducationalOrganization, Place, CollegeOrUniversity
  • Result Score: 1.72

Moon River

Song by Henry Mancini

  • Desc: "Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_River
  • Type: Thing, MusicComposition
  • Result Score: 1.71
The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

1957 film

Ghostbusters II

1989 film

  • Desc: Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American supernatural comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and the second film in the Ghostbusters franchise.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_II
  • Type: Movie, Thing, CreativeWork
  • Result Score: 1.31
Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures

Film company

  • Desc: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. is an American film studio and production & distribution company that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Pictures
  • Type: TheaterGroup, Organization, Corporation, Thing
  • Result Score: 1.31
Sockeye salmon

Sockeye salmon

Fish

  • Desc: Sockeye salmon, also called red salmon, kokanee salmon, or blueback salmon, is an anadromous species of salmon found in the Northern Pacific Ocean and rivers discharging into it.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockeye_salmon
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 1.17
Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Public university in Kamloops, British Columbia

Surrey

Surrey

City in British Columbia, Canada

  • Desc: Surrey is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada, located south of the Fraser River and north of the Canada–United States border. It is a member municipality of the Metro Vancouver regional district and metropolitan area.
  • URL: http://www.surrey.ca/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrey,_British_Columbia
  • Type: Place, City, AdministrativeArea, Thing
  • Result Score: 1.13
Kamloops

Kamloops

City in British Columbia, Canada

Potomac River

Potomac River

River in the United States of America

  • Desc: The Potomac River is found within the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and flows from the Potomac Highlands into the Chesapeake Bay. The river is approximately 405 miles long, with a drainage area of about 14,700 square miles.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potomac_River
  • Type: BodyOfWater, Place, RiverBodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 1.06

Columbia River

Song by Woody Guthrie

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 1.00
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