Columbia River estuary

An estuary with many channels widening towards the sea through lush forests and grasslands, village in distance.

Detailed Description

Photograph showing view of lower Columbia River estuary, approximately 55 kilometers from the mouth, looking down-estuary with Welch Island in the foreground; the ocean entrance in the background.


Image Dimensions: 1275 x 1218

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US


Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification—Concept and Application, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1228
Prepared in cooperation with the University of Washington and the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership Citation: Simenstad, C.A., Burke, J.L., O'Connor, J.E., Cannon, C., Heatwole, D.W., Ramirez, M.F., Waite, I.R., Counihan, T.D., and Jones, K.L., 2011, Columbia River Estuary ecosystem classification—Concept and application: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1228, i-54 p., doi: 10.3133/ofr20111228.