Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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As the largest river in the Pacific Northwest of North America, the Columbia River is 1,243 miles long.

The largest tributary of the waterway is the Snake River that comes out of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming, and the Columbia drainage basin is comparable in size to the country of France!

Why is it famous?

It’s estimated that the Columbia River is anywhere from six to 17 million years old. Flood basalt lava invaded the Columbia River Plateau sometime during that period and pushed the lower part of the river to where it is located presently. Humans have inhabited the area around the Columbia for well over 15,000 years.

What’s nearby?                                  

The Columbia River flows through parts of Canada and the United States before dumping into the Pacific Ocean. The Gorge Amphitheater is a popular concert venue that was constructed along the river. Other nearby notable destination spots include Priest Rapids Dam and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Geological description

The beginning of the Columbia River is in the Rocky Mountain Trench in British Columbia, Canada. It goes northwest through Windermere Lake and the town of Invermere, more commonly called the Columbia Valley. It passes through several other cities, including Castlegar, and Trail, which are two of the most populated areas in the region.

After entering the United States in eastern Washington, Columbia flows south before turning west when it joins with the Spokane River. After the Okanogan River confluence, the river turns again to the south in the region of central Washington. A sharp bend in the river to the west at the border between Washington and Oregon is where the Columbia River completes its journey to the sea in Clatsop County, Oregon.

Events in time

In 1961, three rescue boats including two that were supposed to be “unsinkable” went on a rescue mission at the Columbia River entrance on the Washington side. Strong winds, shallow water, and a swift current had pushed a crab-fishing boat towards what’s known as Peacock Spit. None of the boats came back, and five Coast Guard officers died during the attempted rescue.

In conclusion

Because of its vastness and powerful water flow, the Columbia River has become an ideal place for hydropower today. There are 14 different dams on the main river and hundreds more found along the tributaries working to produce up to 50% of the electrical power to the region. That goes to show that the river remains just as important to today’s culture as what it was thousands of years ago.

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