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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Alder Creek and Glade Creek, Washington"
Includes ... Alder Creek ... Glade Creek ... Alder Ridge ... Campsite of April 25, 1806 ...
Image, 2005, Alder Creek, Washington, click to enlarge
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Alder Creek, Washington. View at mouth, looking upstream, at the backwater effect of the Columbia River on Alder Creek. Alder Ridge is in the background. Image taken May 24, 2005.


Alder Creek ...
Alder Creek, Washington, is located at Columbia River Mile (RM) 258, on the eastern edge of Alder Ridge. Four miles upstream is Crow Butte, and sixteen miles downstream is the Washington community of Roosevelt. The small community of Alderdale lies on Alder Creek's left bank. Today the mouth of Alder Creek is flooded by the waters of Lake Umatilla, the reservoir behind the John Day Dam.

From the Tacoma Public Library's "Washington Place Names" database (2019):

"Alder Creek rises in the east central region of Klickitat County and flows south and east 10 miles to the Columbia River at Alderdale. It was named for the many alder trees along portions of its course."

Glade Creek ...
Glade Creek, Washington, is located at Columbia River Mile (RM) 272. Whitcomb Island lies two miles downstream and the mouth of Alder Creek lies fourteen miles downstream. The community of Paterson is five miles upstream. Across the Columbia River lies Boardman, Oregon.

From the Tacoma Public Library's "Washington Place Names" database (2019):

"This creek drains a large area of southwest Benton County and parts of Klickitat County to the west. Many of its tributaries are seasonal streams. The large area drained by the creek is south of the Horse Heaven Hills and north of Patterson Ridge and is known as The Glade which is defined as an open space in a wood or a forest. It empties into the Columbia River above the remains of Blalock Island west of Paterson near the river community of Sage."

Lewis and Clark and Alder Creek ...
Lewis and Clark traversed along the top of Alder Ridge in 1806 and spent the night of April 25 near Alder Creek, Alderdale, or possibly Glade Creek.
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Views ...

Image, 2005, Alder Creek, Washington, click to enlarge
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Alder Creek, Washington. View at mouth, looking towards the Columbia River. Image taken May 24, 2005.
Image, 2005, Alder Creek, Washington, click to enlarge
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Shoreline, Alder Creek, Washington. View at mouth, looking upstream. Image taken May 24, 2005.
Image, 2005, Alder Creek and Alder Ridge, Washington, click to enlarge
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Alder Creek with Alder Ridge, Washington. Image taken May 24, 2005.


Alder Creek and Glade Creek, etc.

  • Alder Creek "Unimproved" Treaty Fishing Access Site ...


Alder Creek "Unimproved" Treaty Fishing Access Site, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission ...
All four Columbia River treaty tribes enjoy fishing rights along the Columbia from the Bonneville to McNary dams. This 147-mile stretch of the river is called Zone 6. The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) operates and maintains 31 fishing sites (2015, Note: the website map only shows 30 sites) in Zone 6. These sites were set aside by Congress to provide fishing locations to Indian fishers whose traditional fishing grounds were inundated behind dams.

"For fisheries management purposes, the 292-mile stretch of the Columbia River that creates the border between Washington and Oregon is divided into six zones. Zones 1-5 are between the mouth of the river and Bonneville Dam, a distance of 145 miles. Oregon and Washington manage the commercial fisheries that occur in these zones. Zone 6 is an exclusive treaty Indian commercial fishing area. This exclusion is for commercial fishing only. Non-commercial sports fishers may still fish in this stretch of the river." [Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission website, 2016]

The Zone 6 sites include 19 Treaty Fishing Access sites (Bonneville, Wyeth, White Salmon, Stanley Rock, Lyle, Dallesport, Celilo, Maryhill, Rufus, Preacher's Eddy, North Shore, LePage Park, Pasture Point, Roosevelt Park, Pine Creek, Threemile Canyon, Alderdale, Crow Butte, and Faler Road), five "In-lieu" sites (Cascade Locks, Wind River, Cooks, Underwood, and Lone Pine), two "Shared-use" sites (Avery and Sundale Park, for both Tribal use and Public use), and four "Unimproved" sites with no services (Goodnoe, Rock Creek, Moonay, and Aldercreek).





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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission website, 2016;
  • Historic Oregon Newspapers Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, 2016;
  • Landis, H., 1917, "A Geographic Dictionary of Washington", Washington State Bulletin No.17;
  • Meany, E.S., 1923, "Origin of Washington Geographic Names", University of Washington Press, Seattle;
  • "Rootsweb.com" website, 2016;
  • Tacoma Public Library, "Washington Place Names" database, 2019;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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January 2016