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The life and death of the Columbia

 
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moondog

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PostSat Jul 29, 17 7:40 am    The life and death of the Columbia Reply with quote

A must read for all inhabitants of the Columbia Basin. I read it 14 years ago so I could understand the politics of this mighty river. Kiters/windsurfers don't even figure into the whole equation except to stress out the barge drivers.

"A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia River" by Blaine Harden. He rode in a barge for a week or so and described the impact of the power and politics of "our" river!

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Dog Patrol

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PostSat Jul 29, 17 7:48 am     Reply with quote

Do they have a movie. I can't read!Smile
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Singlemalt

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PostSat Jul 29, 17 11:22 am     Reply with quote

It's Blaine Harden. Available at multnomah county library.

I'm waiting on the E book for my kindle.

Free library books delivered to your Kindle! What a world we live in.

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IBaKiteboarder

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PostSat Jul 29, 17 2:52 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for posting this. I just ordered it.

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SpaceRacer

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PostSun Jul 30, 17 5:51 pm     Reply with quote

So cool. It's on my list. Thanks for posting.

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moondog

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PostSun Jul 30, 17 8:07 pm     Reply with quote

After reading the book I interviewed a barge pilot. He said the 2 most stressful sections of the river were a very narrow section on the Snake River and dealing with all the kiter/ windsurfers in our region.
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Pepi

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PostSun Jul 30, 17 10:03 pm     Reply with quote

This recent read scares the crap out of me at this point in time.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/28/us/columbia-river-privatization.html

Privatization of control at each of the dams with no govt or environmental organizations working as partners.
Profits would win over customers, demand, environment and fisheries.

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