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Willamette

(wĭlăm`ət), river, 294 mi (473 km) long, rising in several headstreams in the Cascade Range, W Oregon. It flows N past Eugene, Salem, and Portland to the Columbia River just NW of Portland. The river is navigable for most of its course. Its wide, fertile valley is a major fruit-growing and dairying region. There is also diversified agriculture, manufacturing, and an important lumber industry. A federal project begun in 1938 harnesses the river and its tributaries for flood control, navigation, and power production with numerous dams and reservoirs in the Willamette basin. First settled in the 1830s, the valley was the goal of many pioneers traveling west to the Oregon Country on the Oregon Trail. The region quickly became the chief source of food products on the West coast, especially with the California gold rush in the mid-1800s. Rapidly settled after 1846, the valley has long been the most densely populated part of Oregon.

Willamette

 

a river in the western USA; a left tributary of the Columbia River. Rising in the Cascade Mountains, the Willamette River is 480 km long and drains an area of 27,700 sq km. The mean flow rate is 1,040 cu m per sec. There is a hydroelectric power plant on the river, which is navigable as far as the city of Eugene, Ore. Salem is on the Willamette, and the seaport of Portland is situated at the river’s mouth.

Willamette

The code name for the Pentium 4.
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A growing blockade of California sea lions stands in the way from October until June at Willamette Falls near Oregon City, he said.
Willamette Community Bank is a state-chartered, community bank headquartered in Albany, Oregon with a focus is on small-to-medium-sized businesses, professionals and retail customers.
Willamette Community Bank serves the Mid-Willamette Valley from three offices located in Albany, Lebanon and Salem.
The fact that Willamette chose to process the damaged timber rather than sell it doesn't change the fact that the timber was damaged--forcing the company to use the trees before the normal time.
The former Willamette facilities have the capacity to produce 1.23 billion square feet of board on a 3/4-inch basis, good enough to rank Weyerhaeuser among the top three North American composite panel producers.
Weyerhaeuser is the nation's third-largest timber products company, and Willamette is the seventh biggest.
--Steven Rogel, chairman and chief executive officer of Weyerhaeuser, former CEO of Willamette
The online discussion I referred to above also highlighted the confusion surrounding the pest status of Willamette mite.
In Willamette Industries, an Oregon corporation grew and processed trees into lumber, plywood and paper products.
What's New: Weyerhaeuser's hostile takeover of Willamette was finally completed in March 2002 after Willamette's vigorous defense crumbled.
As a result of the agreement, Willamette ended negotiations to acquire Georgia-Pacific's building products division.
Willamette Riverkeeper, a Portland nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the water way, will hold its eighth annual "Great Willamette Clean Up" on Saturday in Lane County and other Willamette Valley counties.

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