Bonneville Dam


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Bonneville Dam

(bŏn`əvĭl), one of the major dams on the Columbia River where it passes through the Cascade Mts., between Oregon and Wash. The dam, 2,690 ft (820 m) long and 197 ft (60 m) high, was built between 1933 and 1943 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers and was one of the largest hydroelectric projects undertaken under the New DealNew Deal,
in U.S. history, term for the domestic reform program of the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; it was first used by Roosevelt in his speech accepting the Democratic party nomination for President in 1932.
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. It is used for navigation, flood control, and power production. Locks permit ships to pass around the dam; fish ladders allow salmon to spawn upriver.
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Like Willamette Falls, Bonneville Dam on the Columbia has attracted sea lions because of the sea-run fish smorgasbord.
The language also urges the Army Corps to issue implementation guidance for the development plan for replacement housing near the Bonneville Dam and a study on potential housing losses at the John Day Dam that were authorized in the WIIN Act.
This final leg of the Columbia between Bonneville Dam and the mouth is tidal; it rises and falls in sync with the Pacific.
While most of the animals wintering on the Oregon coast stick to offshore habitat, bays, and estuaries, since 2000 a small number of sea lions, 100 or so, have been swimming 145 miles up the Columbia River, from its mouth at Astoria to Bonneville Dam, to eat upstream migrating salmon that stack up at the base of the dam and fish ladders.
It proved to be a good spot because it was close to the Columbia River for shipping, and the Bonneville Dam for cheap hydro-electric power.
In September of 1941, he again represented his people at the federal court in Tacoma, arguing that the Bonneville Dam had backed up the waters of the Columbia River and its tributary, the White Salmon River, spoiling their traditional fishing grounds.
Army Corps of Engineers found at least three village sites were torn down due to Bonneville Dam construction.
White Sturgeon * Summer is prime time for huge white sturgeon below Bonneville Dam.
Abundance of shad on the continental shelf north of 44[degrees]N was highly correlated with counts of shad at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in the same year.
This article uses the most recent application of Section 120 at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River to explore the role of interest group values on the interpretation of Section 120, which in turn affected the application of the statute.
She fought a legal battle with the federal government in the state of Oregon, when the Army commandeered her hilltop mansion and surrounding riverfront acreage in Columbia River Gorge to build Bonneville Dam.
Among the largest are Bonneville dam, Grand Coulee dam, and Hoover dam.