Instead of shiny new glass and metal, however, the newest addition to the neighborhood recalls the Roosevelt-era Public Works Administration and legendary singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, who lived in Lents briefly while writing songs about the Bonneville Dam
and other public works projects.
By the time Rock Island Dam was completed, the primary focus was on Bonneville Dam
because of its planned location on the lower Columbia River (Fig.
Like Willamette Falls, Bonneville Dam
on the Columbia has attracted sea lions because of the sea-run fish smorgasbord.
This final leg of the Columbia between Bonneville Dam
and the mouth is tidal; it rises and falls in sync with the Pacific.
The farthest upriver report in the Columbia River basin is a March 1940 record at Bonneville (presumably at Bonneville Dam
), 235 river kilometers (rkm) from the Pacific Ocean (Vladykov and Follett 1958).
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 1933, Jobe Charley served as one of the main witnesses for the government in a lawsuit in the federal court at Portland in connection with the building of the Bonneville Dam
, the construction of which began in 1934, completed in 1937.
Army Corps of Engineers found at least three village sites were torn down due to Bonneville Dam
White Sturgeon * Summer is prime time for huge white sturgeon below Bonneville Dam
. Fish holes and deep runs for a shot at 7-to 10-footers each day, as well as smatter fish.
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.