WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON WEATHER
Glenwood is located at the foot of Mt Adams,  in the scenic                     
Glenwood Valley/Camas Prairie  of Klickitat County. 
Note.....Mt. Adams  is NOT in Klickitat County.
 
                         

PHOTO BY DARLISA [email protected] Starlisa.net

 

I used to never worry about fire here on the valley floor.  Because of irrigation water subbing through the ground, I always felt we were somewhat fire resistant.
Well.....that is no longer the case.  Because of  no irrigation water...our ground is dry.  Be careful. 

I PUT SOME LINKS HERE FOR THE SUB-STATION FIRE

Norfolk Virginia Police Dept. took up the challenge of a lip sync contest.  Rumor is they did this with  a boom box and iphone.  

Retention of hatchery chinook allowed on the lower Klickitat River

Effective dates: Immediately through July 31, 2018

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Locations: The Klickitat River, from the mouth (Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge) to Fisher Hill Bridge.

Reason for action: Fishery co-managers have indicated that the majority of the spring chinook run has passed above Lyle Falls into the upper river, making continued closure of the hatchery chinook fishery in the lower river unnecessary. Chinook retention was closed by emergency rule June 16 in the stretch of the Klickitat River noted above due to low returns to the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery.


Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier is melting, thanks to warming waters from below. What’s more, a recent study has discovered a volcano beneath the glacier.

FRIDAY

Open your windows and bottle up all that nice 55 degree air, because we're headed into another heat wave starting Sunday. For Friday, expect mid 50's early and low 80's in the afternoon. Strong west wind. No rainbows. Saturday looks sunny. Temps mid 50's early and upper 80's later. Moderate west wind. No rainbows. Sunday looks hot. Temps will be near 60 early and mid 90's later. Calm wind with light easterlies midday. No rainbows. Smoky, maybe. The next five days after Sunday look hot, with temps in the upper 90's each day.

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A LOOK INTO THE PAST

From the July 12, 1940 Mt  Adams Sun

GLENWOOD--CAMAS PRAIRIE

Glenwood is a small farming, ranching and logging community located in the Glenwood Valley on the southeast side of Mt Adams.  In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and  was harvested by Native Americans. Sometimes it creates a field of blue that from a distance appears like water.      "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to as the part of the valley that floods in the spring with snow melt.  It forms a large lake which eventually drains down the canal into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River.
In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas.  During the summer, the "lake bottom" becomes a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and  home to ducks, geese, Sand hill cranes, swans,  elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity, although access to the "lake bottom" is limited since more than 6500 acres is owned by the Federal Government.   

Peter Conboy was one of the first to establish a homestead in the valley  and the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge carries the family name.  But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.  

The 1917 Washington Historical Quarterly of place names says:
   CAMAS PRAIRIE,  in Klickitat County north of Fulda and west of Conboy Lake.  On August 12, 1853, the railroad surveyors in command of Captain (later General)  George B. McClellan camped on the prairie and called it Tahk Prairie.  The United States land office map of 1897 shows the name Camas Prairie. 
 A common question we hear is..."Where's Glenwood?"  In fact...the Glenwood General Store sells T shirts that say,  "Where in the hell is Glenwood?"
The easiest answer is, "Go one hour east of Portland,  to Hood River.  Cross the Columbia River into Klickitat County Washington and we are  40 minutes north of White Salmon.  Trout Lake is to our west, Goldendale to the east and The Yakama Indian Reservation to the north. We are between the White Salmon and Klickitat River drainages.
 

If you have any questions about the Glenwood area send a message and I will try to find a knowledgeable person to answer them.
Thanks for visiting this website.
Laurene Eldred

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