The Hanford Reach

Hanford Reach National Monument Web site . http://hanfordreach.fws.gov/ Harvey , David . History of the Hanford Site 1943–1990 . Richland , Wash .: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory , U.S. Department of Energy , 2001 . Hein , Teri .

Author: Stamford D. Smith

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816523762

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The desert country along the Columbia River is one of the WestÕs least-known desert placesÑone that most people donÕt even drive through unless they are unusually curious travelers. The Hanford Reach is the last free stretch of the river between the McNary and Priest Rapids Dams, a place boasting a varied landscape of floodplains, wetlands, deserts, orchardsÑand nuclear reactors. This is not a place that people think to visit. Known primarily for hosting the countryÕs most toxic nuclear outpost, it is public land that barely exists in public consciousness. But because the Reach has been posted off-limits by the military since 1943, this book offers readers a little-seen glimpse into what the Pacific NorthwestÕs arid east was like before the postwar boom. Susan Zwinger has kayaked the Columbia through Hanford Reach with scientists and activists who are helping to restore it, and in this book she outlines the geographical extent of the Reach, reviews its history, and takes readers through the terrain by foot, on road, and on the river. Here is a land of dark lava flows and basalt cliffs interspersed throughout subtle, pale shrub-steppe, a table of aridity cut through by one of the countryÕs most prodigious rivers. ZwingerÕs sparkling text, enhanced by Skip SmithÕs striking photos, captures the subtleties of the contrasting vistas, just as it makes clear the depth of the radioactive poisoning within the soil and wildlife. We have only just begun to unfold the landÕs treasuresÑpetroglyphs, ancient village sites, new species, and geological wondersÑand in 2000, President Clinton protected 560 square miles of land as the Hanford Reach National Monument. This book celebrates what is preserved in that buffer zone at the dawn of a new era of environmental responsibility.
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Columbia River Hanford Reach Comprehensive River Conservation Study

American Rivers Hanford Reach Comnents October 13 , 1992 Page 3 overlay . " Specifically , American Rivers supports Option 2 of the National Wildlife Refuge / Wild and Scenic River designation , with perhaps some modifications to its ...

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Hanford Reach National Monument Comprehensive Conservation Plan

4.0.1.2.3 Implementation of Integrated Pest Management Plan An IPM plan for invasive plant species control , entitled Invasive Plant Species Inventory and Management Plan for the Hanford Reach National Monument ( 2003 ) ( available on ...

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Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest

(Hanford. Reach). Distance Time Season Shuttle Rating Hazards Information Maps 33 miles 2 days Virtually year-round 25.5 miles first day, 35 miles second day, pavement and gravel Class 1-2 Strong winds; powerful eddies, boils U.S. Fish ...

Author: Rich Landers

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898865565

Category: Travel

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Anyone intimidated by river paddling or simply looking for a relaxing rather than hair-raising route will find 50 beautiful flatwater and class 1 and 2 whitewater trips in this thorough guide. Scattered throughout the inland Northwest and southeastern British Columbia, all the routes are ideal for beginning and intermediate paddlers as well as families who want to introduce their children to the rivers.
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Management and Scenic Designation of the Columbia River

I support bill S. 200 , introduced by Senator Murray , designating the so - called Hanford Reach of the Columbia River a National Wild and Scenic River . Further , I would like to see the land referred to as the North or Wahluke Slope ...

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Miscellaneous Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation

Protected from hunan disturbance , the Hanford Reach will continue to provide an unparalleled baseline of complex natural conditions against which the effects of alteration and management in other areas can be measured .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests

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ISBN: PSU:000014315657

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Schultz Hanford Area Transmission Line Project

3.10.5 Hanford Reach National Monument The Hanford Reach of the Columbia River was found suitable for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system under " Recreational River " classification in the National Park Service's ...

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Tank Closure and Waste Management for the Hanford Site

No ( ongoing activity ) Activity Management of the Hanford Reach National Monument and Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Yes Table R - 4 . Activities Considered for the Cumulative Impacts Analysis ( continued ) Evaluation ...

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Columbia River System Operation Review SOR

Anadromous fish common within the Hanford Reach include chinook , coho , and sockeye salmon , and steelhead trout . Currently , approximately 2.5 million salmon and steelhead return to the Columbia River to spawn and rear , and include ...

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An Assessment of Lower Snake River Hydrosystem Alternatives on Survival and Recovery of Snake River Salmonids Appendix to the U S Army Corps of Engineers Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmonid Migration Feasibility Study

These include populationsin the Hanford Reachofthe Columbia River,the Columbia Riverinthe Pierce/Ives Island areajust ... One example of a population that hasmaintained itself is the Hanford Reach group of upriver bright fall chinook in ...

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Storage and Disposition of Weapons usable Fissile Materials

Aquatic resources on Hanford include the Columbia River , ephemeral streams , springs , surface ponds , and ditches . The Columbia River flows along the northern and eastern edges of Hanford ( HF PNL 1994a : 4.106 ) . The Hanford Reach ...

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Exploring the Geology of the Inland Northwest

The chronology of late Pleistocene and Holocene sand dune activity at Hanford Reach (Gaylord et al., 2011; Fig. 34) has been estimated using bracketing ages from lenses and thin beds of Mount St. Helens set Stephra (Sg and So; ca.

Author: Reed S. Lewis

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813700410

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"This volume is composed of guides to the lavas of the Columbia River basalts, megaflood landscapes of the Channeled Scablands, Mesozoic accreted terranes, metamorphic Precambrian Belt and pre-Belt rocks, and other features of this tectonically active region"--
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Additions to the wild and scenic rivers system

Protected from human disturbance , the Hanford Reach will continue to provide an unparalleled baseline of complex natural conditions against which the effects of alteration and management in other areas can be measured . on Monday June ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands

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Columbia Basin Water Withdrawal Environmental Review ID MT OR WA

HANFORD REACH General Description and Ecology The Hanford Reach segment of the Columbia River is located between the headwaters of Lake Wallula and Priest Rapids Dam . The extent of the reach is approximately 50 miles , from R.M. 345 ...

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Environmental Assessment

3.4.2.6.1 Nonfisheries resources The Hanford reach of the Columbia River is uncharacteristic of other river and stream environs due to the " paucity of tree corridors , willows and cottonwoods , that characteristically border most ...

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Volume 1. Chapters 1-5 - Volume 2. Chapters 6-Appendix B - Volume 3. Appendix C.
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