Report of the Chief, 1921-22

Report of the Chief, 1921-22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...on the Pacific Coast, the explanation of the phenomenon must be sought on other lines. The rain wiuds of the Pacific Coast are generally from a direction between south and east, or from a land surface, contrary to a somewhat prevalent notion that they blow from the warmer ocean to the colder land area. The rainfall on the western slope of the Cascade Range is greater than in the Puget Sound Basin, as might be expected, but on the eastern flank, less than 200 miles from the Pacific, the annual fall, at an elevation of about 1,000 feet, as iu the Yakima Valley, dwindles to about 10 inches. No raiufall observations have been made over a great part of the Great Plain of the Columbia, locally known as the Big Bend country. It is quite probable that the fall is between 10 and 15 inches per annum, and this statement is borne out by the fact that between the mouth of the Spokane and the junction of the Snake, a distance of 280 miles, no stream of any consequence flows northward or westward from the Great Plains into the Columbia. On the other hand, a number of streams fed by the precipitation on the Cascades flow into the river from the opposite side, thus affording au abundance of water for irrigation or other purposes. The raiufall of the extreme eastern line of counties is about 18 inches per annum, decreasing gradually to the westward until the minimum of the State (10 inches) is reached in the Yakima Valley. Table V.--Monthly And Annual Averages, Of Precipitation, Annual Extremes, Etc.--Continued. The bulk of the rain and snow falls in the winter time, although there is no mouth in which rain or snow does not fall. The summer rains, however, are light, except on the west coast. Rainfall of Oregon.--Here, as in Washington, the area of heavy more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561937
  • 9781236561930