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Cascade Range

(Encyclopedia) Cascade Range, mountain chain, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, extending S from British Columbia to N Calif., where it becomes the Sierra Nevada ; it parallels the Coast Ranges , 100–15...

Chelan, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Chelan, Lake shəlăn´ [key], 55 mi (89 km) long and from 1 to 2 mi (1.6–3.2 km) wide, located in a deep narrow gorge in the Cascade Range, NW Wash.; third-deepest freshwater lake in the Un...

Rogue

(Encyclopedia) Rogue, river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising in SW Oreg., in the Cascade Range N of Crater Lake. It flows southwest and west through a fertile valley (noted for its orchard fruits) and then acr...

Bend

(Encyclopedia) Bend, city (1990 pop. 20,469), seat of Deschutes co., W central Oregon, on the Deschutes River, at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range; inc. 1904. Lumbering is the primary industry, and touri...

Hood, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Hood, Mount, peak, 11,235 ft (3,424 m) high, NW Oreg., in the Cascade Range, E of Portland; highest point in the state and the center of Mt. Hood National Forest. A symmetrical, dormant volcano...

Lewis

(Encyclopedia) Lewis. 1 Early name of the Snake River. 2 River, c.95 mi (155 km) long, rising in the Cascade Range, SW Wash., and flowing SW to the Columbia River NW of Vancouver. Three p...

Deschutes

(Encyclopedia) Deschutes dāsho͞ots´ [key], river, c.240 mi (390 km) long, rising in several lakes in the Cascade Range, W central Oregon, and flowing NE to the Columbia River. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamati...

Pacific Margin

(Encyclopedia) Pacific Margin, western section of the great North American Cordillera, W United States and W Canada, stretching from SW Alaska to S Calif. It is composed of a central lowland region (Central V...

Yakima

(Encyclopedia) Yakima yăk´əmô, –mə , river, 203 mi (327 km) long, rising in the Cascade Range, central Wash., and flowing SE past Yakima to the Columbia River near Kennewick. The U.S. Burea...

Skagit

(Encyclopedia) Skagit skăj´ĭt [key], river, c.150 mi (240 km) long, rising in the Cascade Range, British Columbia, and flowing SW through Wash. into Puget Sound. Gorge High Dam, Diablo Dam, and Ross Dam p...