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Difficulty II(V)
Length 39.7 Miles
Gauge JOHN DAY RIVER AT MCDONALD FERRY, OR
Flow Range 700 - 6000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 18 hours ago 232 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/27/2011 5:05 am

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If you want to run the John Day all the way to the Columbia this is the lower section that is not typically run due. It includes the class V Narrows that starts with Tumwater Falls and ends with the flatwater of the Umatilla Reservoir on the Columbia.

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Tumwater Falls

Class - V Mile - -10.2
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The start of The Narrows.

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Oregon Waterway Access Bill Set to Become Law

6/10/2019
Priscilla Macy

This week, Oregon House Bill 2835 re-passed the Oregon House on a 52-7 vote. Having earlier cleared the Senate, the bill now awaits a signature from the Governor to be signed into law. For decades, opportunities to protect and improve the ability of the public to access and legally use waterways for recreation have seen minimal progress, while efforts to severely limit access have been a consistent threat. Oregon House Bill 2835 is a pivotal piece of legislation in Oregon, and the first proactive waterway access bill in recent history to have made it through the state legislature.

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Thomas O'Keefe

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1199356 02/27/11 Thomas O'Keefe n/a
1199357 02/27/11 Thomas O'Keefe reach added