Presenter Information

Pete DickersonFollow

Location

Portland, OR

Start Date

29-6-2016 11:05 AM

End Date

29-6-2016 11:35 AM

DOI

doi:10.15142/T3PC70

Description

The river headwaters of the Columbia River originate in British Columbia and ultimately enter the Pacific Ocean near Astoria, Oregon (1,214 miles). About 15% of the basin is in Canada, and 35% of the average annual flow comes from Canada (as measured at The Dalles, Oregon). Historically, the largest flood run-offs occur in the spring, primarily driven by snowmelt. The basin has the most hydropower capacity, ~37 GW, in North America. U.S. federal projects are authorized to meet multiple purposes: flood risk, hydropower, fish and wildlife, navigation, irrigation, recreation, and municipal and water supply.

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Jun 29th, 11:05 AM Jun 29th, 11:35 AM

Columbia River Treaty and System Reservoir Operations

Portland, OR

The river headwaters of the Columbia River originate in British Columbia and ultimately enter the Pacific Ocean near Astoria, Oregon (1,214 miles). About 15% of the basin is in Canada, and 35% of the average annual flow comes from Canada (as measured at The Dalles, Oregon). Historically, the largest flood run-offs occur in the spring, primarily driven by snowmelt. The basin has the most hydropower capacity, ~37 GW, in North America. U.S. federal projects are authorized to meet multiple purposes: flood risk, hydropower, fish and wildlife, navigation, irrigation, recreation, and municipal and water supply.