Columbia River

River that runs from British Columbia, Canada, to the Pacific Ocean and passes between Oregon and Washington.

Notes for Columbia River

Known for its great salmon runs in spring.

Notes for Columbia River

The site of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams.

Words Nearby Columbia River

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How to use Columbia River in a sentence

  • Lewis now sent Clark ahead to explore the route along the Columbia River, and to build canoes if possible.

    Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland
  • This stands on the south side of the Columbia River, about sixteen miles from its mouth.

  • Mid-day found them resting by a little lake, from which a stream flowed into the upper reaches of the Columbia River.

    Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor