The Columbia River Introduction
To MAIN PAGE About BPA NW Hydro The Columbia River For Kids of all Ages Gallery The Columbia River- looking east from Washington State, Cape Horn, Hwy 14 -  image courtesy of (c) 2001 Darwin Durek From its humble beginnings as a small stream in the mountains of Canada this river pushes onward to become a massive waterway flowing through two states.

Many ages ago, geologic forces carved a path through the Cascades creating a mighty gorge, through which the Columbia found its way to the Pacific Ocean.
The Columbia River- looking west from Portland, OR, I-205 Bridge - image courtesy of (c) 2001 Darwin Durek

The beautiful and majestic Columbia invites us to explore and recreate.
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