Photo of the Week: Viewing Mt. St Helens from the Columbia River
During a catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, an estimated 3,900,000 cubic yards of material were injected into the Columbia River, reducing the river's depth by 25 feet for a 4-mile stretch. This temporarily closed the busy channel to ocean-going freighters, costing Portland, Oregon an estimated five million US dollars. More online at Wikipedia here.
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Photo below taken aboard Pan Ocean Co. Ltd. chartered vessel, M/V Western Maple.
Photo provided by Evan Jones, General Steamship - Portland, Oregon - 01/22/14