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Sandy River Ownership
Declaration of Title Navigability of the Sandy River
 
OREGON STATE LAND BOARD
 
The Oregon Division of State Lands has completed a Final Navigability Report in the manner prescribed in ORS 274.400 to 274.404 and OAR 141-121-0000 through 141-121-0040;
 
and the Oregon State Land Board has reviewed and (based on substantial evidence in the record) has adopted the Final Report along with the findings and conclusions contained therein.
 
 
Pursuant to ORS 274.406 and OAR 141-121-040, the Land Board hereby declares the following:
  1. The Sandy River (MULTNOMAH/CLACKAMAS COUNTIES) between River Mile 0 (at the confluence of the Sandy River with the Columbia River) and River Mile 37.5 (at the confluence of the Sandy River with the Salmon River) is a title navigable waterway subject to the following:
  1. The State of Oregon's ownership of all rights, title and interest in and to the submerged and submersible lands (as defined in ORS 274.005 (7) and (8)) within that portion of the title navigable reach of the Sandy River as described herein lying below the line of ordinary high water (as defined in ORS 274.005(3)) as of February 14, 1859, except as that line may be altered by accretion or reliction.
  2. The rights of the public to use the title navigable reach of the Sandy River as described herein for fishing, navigation, commerce and recreation.
  3. The confluence of the Sandy River and the Columbia River at River Mile 0.0 is within Section 14, Township 1 North, Range 3 East of the Willamette Meridian within Multnomah County.
  4. The confluence of the Sandy River and the Salmon River at river mile 37.5 is within Section 23, Township 2 South, Range 6 East of the Willamette Meridian within Clackamas County.
  Pursuant to ORS 274.400 to 274.412:
  1. Any person aggrieved by this declaration may seek judicial review of the declaration under the provisions of ORS 183.310 to 183.550.
  2. This declaration shall be published not less than once each week for three (3) successive weeks in the following newspapers: The Oregonian, The Gresham Outlook and the Sandy Post.
  3. This declaration shall be sent via United States Mail to all affected property owners (as defined in OAR 141-121-0010), those persons who have requested such notices, and to other interested persons (including local governments, and watershed councils).  The declaration shall also be posted on the Division of State Lands' website.
  Approved by the Oregon State Land Board, this 5th day of February, 2002.
 
 
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