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Northwest Area Science

Fact Sheet 2010-3064

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Abstract

Northwest Area Facts * Population about 12 million * 43 federally recognized Tribes * Hydropower provides about two-thirds of electricity supply * 78 federally listed threatened and endangered species * 12 active or potentially active volcanoes * Columbia River system drains more than 260,000 square miles, an area about the size of Texas * More than 175 square miles covered by glaciers * More than 900 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline * More than 2,300 miles of greater Puget Sound coastline * Some forests store more carbon per unit area than any other area in the world, including the tropics * 51 percent federal lands * Significant lead, zinc, silver, and phosphate deposits

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Northwest Area Science
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2010-3064
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Northwest Area
Description:
2 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N