Or. Admin. R. 141-088-0055 - Restrictions on Use of Motorized Vehicles in the State-Owned Bed and Banks of the Chetco River

(1) All state-owned land that is under the jurisdiction of the Department that is below the line of ordinary high water on the Chetco River from the Highway 101 Bridge to River Mile 11 (about one mile upstream from the mouth of Elk Creek) is closed to any and all use by motor vehicles within the wetted channel of the main stem of the river. Excepted from the closure are Government-owned vehicles on official business, motor or non-motorized boats, vehicles used the in the launching or the retrieving of boats, vehicles operating under an authorization issued by the Department, public and private utility vehicles performing company business, vehicles involved in rescue or emergency activities, and vehicles engaged in repair of fences and placement of bank protection material.
(2) For the purposes of this rule, "wetted channel of the main stem" means state-owned submerged and/or submersible land of the primary segment of the river that is inundated by the waterway at the time of use.


Or. Admin. R. 141-088-0055
DSL 2-2013, f. 8-12-13, cert. ef. 9-1-13

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 273 & 274

Stats. Implemented: ORS 273 & 274

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