Historic Hood River
Hood River Delta
This view of the Hood River delta circa 1915 shows it before dams, before fill for the highway, before engineering of the Port and Nichols Basin. The snow does a nice job at enhancing contrast so we can better make out the shape of the delta and the distant cliffs of Washington. It looks remarkably like the delta which has been rebuilding itself in recent years.
The cupola of the Mt. Hood Hotel at First and Cascade provides a good reference point for this view, which I think may have been taken from this house.
This is the time of year when wind sports enthusiasts start to wonder when the delta will emerge from the spring floods, and what shape it will be.