Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A short note on Columbia River

The Columbia River is a river located in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is the biggest river in volume flowing into the Pacific Ocean from the North America, and the second biggest in the United States. It is the biggest hydroelectric power producing river in the North America. It starts from its headwaters to the Pacific Ocean it flows 1,270 miles (2,044 km) and it drains 258,000 square miles (415,211 s-kM).

Columbia River is the largest river in the planet that has no delta. The river continues flow west with one small north-northwesterly-directed and stretch near Portland; Vancouver, the Washington; and the confluence with the Willamette River. On this sharp turn the river's flow slows by a long way and it drops the sediment that would generally form a delta.


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