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1

Boundaries of WA

Oregon
Idaho
Canada
Columbia River
Juan de Fuca Strait
British Columbia

2

The ----------- Land region in WA is the most populated.

Puget Sound Lowlands

3

Four of the largest cities in WA

Seattle
Olympia
Tacoma
Bellingham
(Bellevue, Everett)

4

3 facts about the Pacific Rim

1. It's an economic (money making) route for many countries
2. It's an easy trade route
3. WA ships items to other countries via the pacific rim route
Extras:
Borders 4 continents: Asia, Australia, North and South America
WA ships machinery and crops to countries in the Pacific Rim

5

The headwaters of the Columbia River are in -----

Canada
(British Columbia, Columbia Lake)

6

-------- relied on the Columbia River for transportation and food

Native Americans
fur trappers

7

The most powerful River in North America is ------. Why?

Columbia River, it is full of dams that make hydroelectric energy.

8

Winds from the Pacific Ocean create what kind of climate for Washington?

Temperate

9

Salmon fishing accounts for what fraction of the fishing industry’s money in Washington?

1/3

10

Five famous WA mountains

Rainier
Adams
Baker
St. Helens
Glacier Peak

11

Mt. Saint Helens erupted in----?

1980

12

What River was filled with 600 feet of debris after the eruption?

Toutle

13

The power of Mt. Saint Helens eruption was similar to ------

21,000 atomic bombs