The Columbia River is the lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest. People depend on the Columbia for clean water, salmon, and much more.
A River Runs Through Us
Columbia Riverkeeper works with river communities to protect clean water and our climate
The rich history and vibrant present of the Columbia River captivates people around the world. Learn about water quality in the Columbia, and tap into information about the river’s human and cultural history.
The Columbia River is synonymous with salmon and steelhead. The river’s iconic species face many threats—including climate change, dams, and pollution.
Is it Safe to Swim?
We monitor bacteria levels at popular beaches on the Columbia. Use the Swim Guide app to find the latest water quality information.