Rule Caption: Prohibit boating and establish a 5-mph slow-no-wake zone on the Willamette
Adm. Order No.: OSMB 16-2011(Temp)
Filed with Sec. of State: 11-22-2011
Certified to be Effective: 12-1-11 thru 5-28-12
Notice Publication Date:
Rules Amended: 250-020-0280
Subject: This rule will prohibit boating within a specified
area of the Sellwood Bridge Construction Project and also establish a 5-
Rules Coordinator: June LeTarte—(503) 378-2617
Operations in Multnomah County
person shall operate a boat in excess of 5 MPH:
North Portland Harbor (Oregon Slough):
the east end of North Portland Harbor (Oregon Slough) to a point 800 yards west
of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge, as marked;
200 feet of a launching ramp, moorage or houseboat from the east end of North
Portland Harbor (Oregon Slough) eastward along the south shore to the Lower
Airport wing dike.
300 feet of the entrance to and in Rooster Rock boat channel;
200 feet of west shore, as buoyed, between the southern boundary of Willamette
Park Launch Ramp and the northern boundary of the Willamette Sailing Club;
Hayden Bay. The Bay is considered to be all waters south and west of a line 200
feet north of the Northeast point of Hayden Island and 200 feet north of the
Northwest point of Tomahawk Island as marked;
200 feet of the Oregon Yacht Club floating home moorage as buoyed (a distance
of approximately 1,5000 feet);
200 feet of houseboat moorages in the Government Island South Channel;
person shall operate a boat in excess of a maximum 5 MPH, “Slow-No Wake” speed
on the Columbia River south of the buoys along the northern shore of Government
Island in the waters adjacent to the I-205 Bridge, commonly referred to as
Commodore’s Cove, as marked;
100 feet of the Landing Boat Club at RM 15, Willamette River.
person shall operate a recreational watercraft in excess of slow-no-wake in:
Ross Island Lagoon; and
Holgate Channel from a line extending northeast from the north side of the Ross
Island Lagoon mouth to the east side of the channel, and to a line extending
from the southern (upstream) tip of Ross Island due south to the Oregon Yacht
restriction does not apply to commercially operated vessels including those
owned or operated for sand and gravel operations, nor to safety launches while
accompanying an organized rowing or paddling program, club or school.
person shall operate a boat in excess of a maximum 5 MPH, “Slow – No Wake”
speed on the Columbia River within 300 feet of shore between the Big Eddy Wing
dike and the wing dike east of the entrance to the Chinook Landing boat Basin
and within the Chinook Landing Boat Basin, as marked.
(4) A “pass-through”
zone is established in the south channel of the Columbia River, adjacent to
McGuire Island between the east end of Big Eddy Marina and the west end of
McGuire Point Marina as marked.
person shall operate a motorboat pulling a water skier or towed device in this
person shall operate a personal watercraft, as defined in OAR 250-021-0020, in
continuous operation above 5 MPH in this area, except to transit directly
through this zone.
person shall operate any motorboat in excess of slow-no wake maximum 5 MPH
speed within 200 feet of any houseboat moorage within the “pass-through” zone.
person shall operate a boat in excess of 3 MPH in Rooster Rock Boat Basin.
following locations are designated racing motorboat testing areas:
(a) On the
Willamette River in Swan Island Lagoon. Testing is limited to the hours of
3–6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays;
(b) On the
Columbia River between the county launching ramp at 43rd Street and Buoy #18 (NOS
Chart #18531). Testing is limited to the hours of 8 a.m. – 12 noon,
Tuesday through Friday.
person shall operate a motorboat on Benson Lake.
person shall operate a boat for any reason within any restricted area at any
time without first obtaining permission from the District Engineer, Corps of
Engineers, U.S. Army, or his duly authorized representative.
Waters restricted to only Government vessels are described as all waters of the
Columbia River and Bradford Slough within 1,000 feet above and 2,000 feet below
the powerhouse. The restricted areas will be designated by signs;
person shall operate a boat, including a commercial recreational tour boat
subject to inspection and licensing by the U.S. Coast Guard, within the Boating
Restricted Zone located below Bonneville lock and dam bounded by a line
commencing from the westernmost tip of Robins Island on the Oregon side of the
Columbia River and running at a South 65 degrees West direction a distance of approximately
2100 feet to a point 50 feet upstream of the Hamilton Island Boat Ramp on the
Washington side of the Columbia River, as marked.
person shall operate or anchor a boat in the following described zone in Oregon
Slough (North Portland Harbor):
Commencing at the northwesterly corner of that tract of land described in a
Bargain and Sale Deed to RHODIA, Inc., recorded as Document No. 98028586,
Multnomah County Deed Records; Thence, along the northeasterly line of said
tract, S 47°46’ E, 513.54 feet to the northwest corner of the Alexander Brown
Donation Land Claim; Thence, along the north line of said Claim S 48°30’ E,
764.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the SITE AREA being described herein;
Thence, N 29°58’25” E, 133.84 feet; Thence, S 62°44’22” E, 461.47 feet; Thence,
S 29°58’25” W, 227.76 feet to the northeasterly line of said tract; Thence,
along said northeasterly line, N 61°15’ W, 60.85 feet; Thence, along said
northeasterly line, N 52°30’ W, 115.5 feet; Thence, along said northeasterly
line, N 48°30’ W, 291.49 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING as marked.
area of land contains 2.0 acres (87,008 sq. Ft.), more or less.
intent of this description is to describe a line that surrounds the limits of
the sediment cap location, plus a buffer zone.
Bearings based on Document No. 98028586, Multnomah County Deed Records.
person shall anchor a boat at approximately River Mile 7 of the Willamette
River in Multnomah County described in Department of State Lands Easement No.
31530-EA, Exhibit A – Legal Description – Permanent Easement.
person shall operate a boat in the Willamette River:
Beginning June 15, 2011, in the area beneath the temporary construction bridges
or lifting cranes used for construction of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail
Bridge near river mile 13.8.
excess of 5 MPH Slow-No-Wake as marked 500 feet upriver and 500 feet downriver
from the centerline of the bridge construction project from June 15, 2011 to
December 31, 2012.
Beginning December 1, 2011, in the area of the Sellwood Bridge Construction
Project, from approximately 375 feet from the west river bank and 200 feet
upstream and downstream of the bridge measured at the bridge centerline; and
about 420 feet from the east river bank and about 200 feet upstream and
downstream of the bridge measured at the bridge centerline.
excess of 5 mph Slow-No-Wake as marked 500 feet upriver and 500 feet downriver
from the centerline of the Sellwood Bridge construction project, beginning
December 1, 2011.
Auth.: ORS 830.110, 830.175 & 830.195
Implemented: ORS 830.110 & 830.175
23, f. 9-24-63; MB 26, f. 7-20-64; MB 51, f. 5-3-73, ef. 5-15-73; MB 61, f.
7-26-74, ef. 7-26-74(Temp) & 8-25-74(Perm); Renumbered from 250-020-0155;
MB 10-1982, f. 10-13-82, ef. 10-15-82; MB 12-1982, f. 12-29-82, ef. 12-31-82;
MB 6-1983, f. 9-28-83, ef. 10-3-83; MB 17-1984, f. & ef. 12-3-84; MB
6-1985, f. & ef. 2-5-85; MB 10-1985, f. & ef. 4-24-85; MB 15-1985, f.
10-18-85, ef. 10-21-85; MB 20-1987, f. 11-4-87, ef. 11-15-87; MB 5-1990, f.
& cert. ef. 7-19-90; MB 11-1992, f. & cert. ef. 9-16-92; MB 2-1993, f.
& cert. ef. 2-3-93; MB 13-1996, f. & cert. ef. 12-4-96; OSMB
7-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-19-98 thru 11-15-98; OSMB 7-1999, f. &
cert. ef. 6-18-99; OSMB 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-20-05; OSMB 8-2006, f.
& cert. ef. 10-12-06; OSMB 3-2009, f. 10-21-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; OSMB
4-2011, f. 3-7-11, cert. ef. 5-25-11; OSMB 8-2011, f. 4-25-11, cert. ef.
6-1-11; OSMB 9-2011(Temp), f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 6-15-11 thru 10-31-11;
Administrative correction, 11-18-11; OSMB 16-2011(Temp), f. 11-22-11, cert. ef.
12-1-11 thru 5-28-12
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