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Ruptured Pipeline Spills Oil Along Santa Barbara Coast
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Mystery Source for Diesel Leaking in Columbia River Found

The source of a bio-diesel fuel leak in the Columbia River has finally been found by federal and state authorities. The leak is coming from Coleman Oil, Inc a fueling facility near Wenatchee which is located near the river according to reports...

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Suspect ran from store towards Yakima River, ending up 'under' water (Google Earth)
Suspect ran from store towards Yakima River, ending up 'under' water (Google Earth)
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Wanted Suspect Tries To Hide Under Water in Yakima River–Fails Miserably

Some people will go to enormous lengths to avoid being busted.

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Semi-truck rolled into river, trailer full of apples drifted towards dam (Washington State Patrol)
Semi-truck rolled into river, trailer full of apples drifted towards dam (Washington State Patrol)
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Semi Trailer Full of Apples In Columbia River Kept From Hitting Priest Rapids Dam

You've probably heard about the semi-truck wreck up along the Columbia River on Highway 243, not too far North of Priest Rapids Dam in Grant County. The highway runs alongside the river, very close in some areas. The accident has created a new dilemma for the State Patrol, Grant County officials and the Grant County PUD.

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Burned damaged jet ski (KNDU-TV)
Burned damaged jet ski (KNDU-TV)
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Jet Ski Explodes After Hitting Shore of Columbia River

We've heard of them running out of gas, or other malfunctions, but exploding?

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Body found just East of Cable Bridge now identified (Google Earth)
Body found just East of Cable Bridge now identified (Google Earth)
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Body Found in River Near Columbia Drive in Kennewick Identified

Police have now identified the body found by teenagers in the Columbia River along Columbia Drive in Kennewick. The body was discovered next to the shoreline a short distance east from the Cable Bridge (pictured at left).

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Historic record numbers of spawning salmon mean a lot more dead washing ashore (KNDU-TV)
Historic record numbers of spawning salmon mean a lot more dead washing ashore (KNDU-TV)
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Don’t Fret Over All those Dead Salmon Seen on Banks of Columbia

If it seems like there's a lot more dead salmon littering the banks of the Columbia River in and around the Tri-Cities, it's actually normal, and perhaps a good thing. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)

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Woman swims river to avoid capture
Woman swims river to avoid capture (Townsquare media image)
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Woman Who Swam Across Columbia to Evade Police Identified

Authorities are still trying to figure out what prompted a 31-year-old woman to assault patrons in a park, smash some car windows, then swim across the river to avoid capture.

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Tahuya River before man's excavation changes
Tahuya River before man's excavation changes (State Attorney General-Google Earth)
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Washington Man Found Guilty of ‘Altering River’ – Faces Jail, Fines

A Mason County, Washington man could spend a year in jail, and is facing up to $16,000 in fines for "altering," or diverting, the course of a river.  Certainly not your everyday, average crime. (Photos show dramatic difference before and after dredging and earthmoving).

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Homeless man rolls into river while sleeping under bridge in Spokane
Homeless man rolls into river while sleeping under bridge in Spokane (Grace Ditzler - KXLY TV 4 Facebook page)
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Homeless Man Rolls Into Spokane River While Sleeping Under Bridge

Spokane emergency crews were able to rescue the man, who fortunately woke up from the shock of the cold water.

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wanapum dam
wanapum dam (KNDU-TV)
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Top ’11’ Stories of 2014 – Big Crack Causes Drawdown Behind Wanapum Dam

As it turns out, a design flaw was likely the cause for a large crack that was found earlier this year in the large dam North of Tri-Cities on the Columbia River.

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