What is a watershed?
What is the Columbia Watershed?
The Columbia’s watershed is very large and covers seven states as well as a Canadian province. The starting point in the North is found in the glaciers of the Canadian Rockies. The main body of the Columbia Rivers goes on for a thousand miles until it hits the Pacific. As the river flows south and west, it is supplied by several other rivers on the way to the Pacific. The Columbia River is responsible for forming the state border between Washington and Oregon. The largest river that connects with the Columbia is the Snake River. The Columbia Watershed covers a large area that can be compared to the size of France.
Why Is Columbia Watershed Important?
Columbia Watershed Pollution and Depletion
In order to keep the water of Columbia clean and pure, the Columbia Watershed Management plan was put into action. The plan uses two distinct approaches. The first identifies and restores the watershed by locating the sources of the pollution and constructing restoration projects in an attempt to get rid of the source. The second is educating and involving residents and property owners in watershed stewardship.