Central Oregon Waterways


posted on 4th of july, 2012





Central Oregon is considered the semi-arid High Desert, but it is not without rivers. There are three major ones, the Metolius, Crooked, and Deschutes. They all merge into the Deschutes at Lake Billy Chinook, a huge reservoir created by the construction of Round Butte hydrolelectric dam. Designated as the Cove Palisades, it is a recreation hot spot and scenic wonder with its towering canyon walls.










The Deschutes River originates in the Cascades, and flows through Bend, Oregon, on its way to the Columbia Gorge some hundred miles north.







The Crooked River twists its way around the base of Smith Rock, an eroding volcano or towering 500 foot high walls now internationally popular with rock climbers.








Below Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Simtustus is the next man-made reservoir, a mirror-calm pond surrounded by parched hills.









One of the major tributaries of the Deschutes River is Tumalo Creek, highlighted by Tumalo Falls, 10 miles west of Bend, Oregon.

Comments (7)

Posted by FabioConcetta on July 11, 2012
Beautiful pictures, congratulations!
Posted by Toynutz on July 09, 2012
Thank you for all your positive feedback!
Posted by Thevegetable on July 09, 2012
I like your photo ..
especially the waterfall .. :)
Posted by Egomezta on July 09, 2012
Wow, your images are amazing.
Posted by Kelpfish on July 07, 2012
Beautiful area.
Posted by Jdanne on July 05, 2012
Nice photos!
Posted by Inyrdreams on July 05, 2012
what a beautiful area! I am sorry I missed it on my last trip to oregon, but I guess that just gives me another reason to go back. very beautiful scenic photos of our wonderful country.



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Dana Kenneth Johnson is an independent freelance photographer and writer living in Gladstone, Michigan, and specializing in photographing toy cars and die-cast models, animals and wildflowers, scenic landscapes and nature details. Visit www.DanaKennethJohnson.com for more about his photography.

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