Places Along the Yakima and Columbia Rivers That No Longer Exist!
Check out this old map from 1917! There are several places along the Yakima and Columbia River that don’t even exist anymore!
1) Near where Van Geisen crosses the Yakima River there used to be a lake called CLEAR LAKE… now it’s just (dry) green space called Johnson Park.
2) At Leslie Goves Park there used to be a little river harbor. The rising water level covered two sand bars and just left the little island across from the park.
3) Bateman Island looks the same, as does Columbia Point, but note the strange little peninsula between both that is now covered in water (or marsh at least).