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Topic: Rapids that don't exist anymore...
Posted By: NateW
Subject: Rapids that don't exist anymore...
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2012 at 2:17pm
I found this photo going through some random stuff my father in law has:
It's titled:
Rock Island Rapids Columbia River - E.J. Evans


Pretty neat - I'd guess looking at the hills that this is right where Rock Island dam is now. Not trying to make an anti dam post, but the Columbia definitely used to be mighty. I bet there was some good boating to be had on it...



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Posted By: Jed Hawkes
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2012 at 4:33pm
That's a cool peice of history you got there, you should frame that.

The water quality is amazing compared to it's current state.

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Posted By: LisaF
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2012 at 7:47pm
Gorgeous photo, but it looks hand-colored so I think it would be hard to gauge water quality from this image.


Posted By: wenatchee_boatr
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2012 at 9:53pm
Wow this means so much to me as I live only a few minutes from this place... I'm not totally anti-dam either, but do we really need to dam every fricking river?


Posted By: Mr.Grinch
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2012 at 12:41am
Originally posted by wenatchee_boatr

Wow this means so much to me as I live only a few minutes from this place... I'm not totally anti-dam either, but do we really need to dam every fricking river?


Not to be the downer, but with societal trends it will be required to dam (and exploit every other energy tap that the public cannot harness readily themselves, all in the name of profit though under the guise of betterment to society).

It used to be that people should have as many children as possible due to both high infant mortality rates and shorter life time expectancy. Now, even having a solid two children per couple is overwhelming.

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