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Snake River Waterway
Inventory and Authorizations
Snake River
Snake River
At statehood, Oregon was given land as part of its grant from the federal government. This land, which includes upland parcels as well as the bed and the banks of many waterways in the state, was intended to be used for generating revenue for Oregon's K-12 public schools. The Department of State Lands (DSL) is responsible for managing these lands.
As directed by the State Land Board, DSL has been systematically inventorying structures on and uses of state-owned lands. As part of this effort, DSL recently completed an inventory of the Snake River in Baker and Wallowa Counties. The purpose of this inventory is to determine which uses and/or structures require authorizations to occupy state-owned land.

Informational Open House Scheduled For December 17, 2008
If  there are structures and/or uses crossing this state-owned waterway, an authorization from DSL may be needed. Examples include any existing or proposed uses such as a private dock/float, marina, floating recreational cabin, riprap, irrigation structures, or various other uses.
DSL has scheduled a Public Open House to answer questions and to provide information about this process.
WHERE:  Idaho Power Recreation Hall, 55203 Oregon Hwy 86, Oxbow, OR 97840
WHEN:    Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Public Notice - November 21, 2008   PDF
Includes notice and location map for Open House.
If you have any questions before the meeting, please contact the DSL Eastern Region office at (541) 388-6112 ext. 221.

Additional Information About DSL's Snake River Outreach
Question and Answers Regarding Baker and Wallowa Counties PDF
General Information about Waterway Structure Registrations
Easements, Registrations and Lease Applications
Questions and Answers Regarding Malheur County