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John Day River Navigability
.: Study Schedule
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John Day River
 
November 2003
  • DSL initiates navigability study
 
January-April 2004
  • DSL collects and analyzes historical use data
  • DSL prepares “Draft Navigability Study”
 
June 2004
  • “Draft Navigability Study” made available for public review and comment
  • Public hearings in Fossil on Tuesday, June 22
 
May-October 2004
  • DSL analyzes public input received
  • DSL prepares:
  • Summary of public input received
  • Prepare “Draft Navigability Study”
  • Prepare revised draft findings and conclusions
November 2004
  • “Draft Navigability Report” made available for public review and comment
 
December 2004
  • State Land Board meeting at which DSL presented:
    • Draft findings and conclusions
    • “Draft Navigability Report”
    • Summary of public input received
      Public given an opportunity to comment
  • Public comment period
 
December 2004-February 2005
  • DSL analyzes public input and prepares “Final Navigability Report”
 
March 2005
  • “Final Navigability Report” made available for public review and comment
 
April 2005
  • State Land Board voted to defer assertion of ownership claim to John Day River from River Mile 10-184 pending release of an Attorney General Opinion.
     
  • Oregon Attorney General issues opinion outlining state ownership and public use rights for waterways
 
May 2005
  • Oregon Court of Appeals Decision concerning River Miles 21 and 135
 
June 2005
  • Land Board declares John Day River navigable