Vista House at the basin
Columbia River Basin
in The
Pacific Northwest

Yingqi Tang | | Oregon State University

The Basin


Region: The Pacific North West of North America

Countries and States(Provinces): Canada | British Columbia; The United States | Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming

Coverage: 668,000 sq kilometer or 258,000 sq mile

Types of Environment: alpine and subalpine environments, montane forests, lava fields, semiarid grasslands, and low-elevation rainforests

Dams: 60 dams in the watershed with 14 on the main stream

Challenges: planning and management

Issues: hydroelectric dams, environment, and Native American culture

Major Events

Source:Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

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Yingqi Tang | Oregon State University

Geography M.S. Candidate


Location: Covallis, Oregon