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43.58.050
Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compact Ratification.
The interstate compact determining the Oregon-Washington boundary on the Columbia River which was executed on the 21st day of December, 1956 by the Oregon commission on interstate cooperation for the state of Oregon and the Washington-Oregon boundary commission for the state of Washington is hereby ratified and approved.


[1965 c 8 43.58.050. Prior: 1957 c 90 1.]

Notes: Reviser's note: The effective date of RCW 43.58.050 was March 13, 1957. State Constitution, Amendment 33, recognizing the modification of the state's boundaries through appropriate compact procedure, was approved by the voters on November 4th, 1958, and the governor's proclamation relating thereto was issued on December 4th, 1958.

The Oregon legislature has ratified the compact, see Oregon Revised Statutes 186.510 and 186.520, effective April 4, 1957. See also, Article XVI of the Oregon Constitution relating to state boundaries which was adopted by the people November 4, 1958, effective December 3, 1958.

Congressional ratification is contained in Public Law 85-575, dated July 31, 1958.






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43.58.060
Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compact Terms and provisions.
The terms and provisions of the compact referred to in RCW 43.58.050 are as follows:





INTERSTATE COMPACT DETERMINING



OREGON-WASHINGTON BOUNDARY ON THE



COLUMBIA RIVER




ARTICLE I. PURPOSE


The boundary between the states of Oregon and Washington along the course of the Columbia River has not been easy to ascertain because of changes in the main channel of the river with a result that a state of confusion and dispute exists and the enforcement and administration of the laws of the two states has been rendered difficult.

The purpose of this compact is to fix with precision by reference to stations of longitude and latitude the boundary between the states of Oregon and Washington from one marine league due west of the mouth of the Columbia River to the most easterly point at which the 46th parallel of North latitude crosses said river, at which point the river ceases to form the boundary between the two states.




ARTICLE II. DESCRIPTION


The boundary between the states of Oregon and Washington from one marine league due west of the mouth of the Columbia River to the point at which the last described point number (# 191) of the boundary as herein determined meets the 46th parallel of North latitude at 118 59'10".12 of West longitude shall be as follows:

Beginning one marine league at sea off the mouth of the Columbia river at north latitude 46 15'00".00; running thence due east to point number 1 of this description, which point is at north latitude 46 15'00".00, west longitude 124 05'00".00; thence from point number 1 continuing upstream in the channel of the Columbia river by a series of straight lines connecting the following numbered and described points in consecutive order.


Point North West Description of
Number Latitude Longitude Location

1 4615'00".00 12405'00".00
2 4615'51".00 12402'02".75
3 4616'17".00 12401'45".80
4 4616'59".50 12402'14".40
5 4617'28".00 12402'07".00
6 4617'33".25 12401'12".25
7 4616'41".50 12400'00".00
8 4616'03".00 12358'11".80
9 4614'19".80 12355'42".00
10 4614'06".00 12352'14".50
11 4616'09".50 12344'20".50
12 4615'01".00 12341'12".70
13 4615'33".30 12338'52".80
14 4615'23".90 12335'05".00
15 4615'38".00 12332'23".00
16 4616'14".60 12330'00".00
17 4615'46".70 12327'51".40
18 4614'23".50 12325'51".60
19 4613'10".50 12325'20".50
20 4611'29".00 12325'43".60
21 4610'47".80 12325'38".00
22 4609'01".00 12323'21".50
23 4608'33".00 12318'45".60
24 4609'04".50 12315'47".20
25 4610'00".00 12313'51".20
26 4611'20".80 12309'55".50
27 4611'11".30 12307'10".90
28 4609'40".00 12304'23".50
29 4609'24".00 12303'22".40
30 4608'38".40 12302'00".00
31 4608'06".00 12300'16".00
32 4606'20".02 12257'44".28
33 4606'17".36 12257'38".295 a point on the center line of the Longview Bridge at center of main span
34 4606'14".71 12257'32".31
35 4605'02".70 12254'11".00
36 4603'37".50 12252'59".50
37 4601'53".50 12252'35".50
38 4600'52".25 12251'17".20
39 4558'52".00 12250'11".80
40 4557'40".00 12248'46".80
41 4555'57".00 12248'18".00
42 4554'47".00 12248'36".75
43 4553'05".00 12247'48".30
44 4552'06".00 12247'01".50
45 4550'40".00 12247'04".50
46 4549'31".20 12247'41".00
47 4548'37".00 12247'40".00
48 4546'51".00 12246'06".30
49 4545'34".20 12245'37".00
50 4544'04".70 12245'32".00
51 4542'05".00 12246'16".00
52 4540'50".80 12246'24".00
53 4539'26".75 12245'46".00
54 4538'40".00 12244'13".00
55 4538'17".00 12242'47".50
56 4537'35".37 12241'35".14
57 4537'29".47 12241'23".855 a point on the center line of Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge across Columbia River, which point is at center of 3rd pier south of the draw span
58 4537'26".52 12241'18".215
59 4537'07".85 12240'33".42
60 4537'05".938 12240'26".939 a point on the center line of the west highway bridge crossing the Columbia River between Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash., said point being 12.0 ft. south from the center of pier No. 6 of said bridge
61 4537'05".62 12240'25".86 a point on the center line of the east highway bridge crossing the Columbia River between Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash., said point being 12.0 ft. south from the center of pier No. 6 of said bridge
62 4537'03".71 12240'19".38
63 4536'34".00 12238'27".00
64 4536'29".80 12236'21".30
65 4536'20".00 12235'20".00
66 4535'47".90 12232'48".00
67 4535'23".50 12231'24".20
68 4535'01".00 12229'30".00
69 4534'42".80 12228'20".50
70 4534'03".00 12227'09".30
71 4533'49".00 12226'15".80
72 4534'03".30 12224'36".50
73 4534'29".50 12223'25".80
74 4534'33".40 12222'44".00
75 4534'10".00 12221'04".00
76 4532'55".20 12219'49".00
77 4532'38".00 12217'43".70
78 4532'38".80 12215'56".70
79 4533'03".25 12214'24".50
80 4533'55".00 12211'58".50
81 4534'37".00 12210'54".00
82 4535'03".00 12208'25".50
83 4534'53".40 12206'40".00
84 4535'00".00 12206'02".00
85 4536'35".00 12202'35".00
86 4536'53".80 12201'11".50
87 4536'58".00 12200'08".50
88 4537'23".00 12158'54".50
89 4537'59".00 12157'42".80
90 4538'37".50 12157'16".50
91 4538'42".00 12157'01".80
92 4538'40".35 12156'37".34
93 4538'40".13 12156'22".57 a point at the intersection of the axis of Bonneville Dam and the center line of center pier of the spillway of said dam
94 4538'39".82 12156'01".46
95 4539'17".00 12154'25".00
96 4539'43".85 12153'58".48 a point on center line of bridge at Cascade Locks, known as "The Bridge of the Gods" and in the center of the main span of said bridge
97 4539'44".81 12153'58".16
98 4539'45".77 12153'57".84
99 4540'15".00 12154'02".00
100 4541'36".80 12151'57".00
101 4542'24".75 12148'36".00
102 4541'39".00 12144'02".00
103 4541'42".00 12142'22".00
104 4542'19".00 12140'02".00
105 4542'17".50 12137'48".50
106 4543'36".00 12131'54".30
107 4543'15".275 12129'52".445
108 4543'07".02 12129'36".615 a point on the center line of the Hood River Bridge at the center of the draw span of said bridge
109 4543'04".075 12129'30".96
110 4542'05".20 12127'41".80
111 4541'39".25 12125'22".00
112 4541'35".00 12124'02".00
113 4542'11".50 12122'17".00
114 4542'18".00 12120'11".50
115 4542'00".00 12118'40".00
116 4541'13".30 12117'10".00
117 4540'40".50 12114'52".00
118 4540'17".00 12112'52".50
119 4539'00".00 12111'57".00
120 4537'47".00 12111'38".40
121 4537'00".25 12111'43".00
122 4536'23".80 12110'57".00
123 4536'22".50 12110'00".00
124 4536'29".175 12108'39".84
125 4536'40".89 12108'22".135 a point on the center line of the Dallas Bridge across the Columbia River at the center of the main span of said bridge
126 4536'43".94 12108'17".53
127 4536'35".69 12107'50".34
128 4536'58".44 12107'16".41
129 4537'06".095 12106'57".58
130 4537'14".85 12107'02".75 a point on the axis of the Dalles Dam at Station 48 of the center line survey of said dam
131 4537'23".97 12107'08".14
132 4538'53".13 12105'01".25
133 4539'09".54 12103'47".80
134 4539'04".04 12101'57".51
135 4539'12".08 12100'22".28
136 4538'54".66 12058'56".33
137 4538'55".91 12058'49".52 a point on the center line of the Oregon Trunk Railroad Bridge and in the center of the 4th pier from the north end of said bridge
138 4538'58".405 12058'35".90
139 4539'24".84 12057'06".97
140 4539'23".58 12056'34".22
141 4538'24".54 12054'44".75
142 4538'35".09 12053'40".72
143 4540'18".79 12051'15".26
144 4541'11".69 12047'14".64
145 4542'19".71 12043'38".83
146 4542'42".58 12042'10".70
147 4542'57".18 12041'18".11
148 4543'48".14 12040'05".19
149 4544'45".12 12038'01".97
150 4544'47".00 12037'17".91
151 4544'47".99 12035'23".91
152 4544'18".49 12033'29".23
153 4542'37".59 12031'17".65
154 4542'00".37 12030'16".48
155 4541'40".42 12028'53".22
156 4541'58".55 12024'08".96
157 4542'41".66 12019'30".62
158 4543'16".74 12016'56".18
159 4543'33".84 12012'34".62
160 4545'43".67 12010'10".01
161 4546'24".09 12008'25".17
162 4547'07".10 12004'08".70
163 4548'26".17 12000'49".27
164 4549'28".29 11957'52".64
165 4549'41".97 11954'21".95
166 4550'25".18 11950'53".51
167 4550'52".00 11948'05".62
168 4550'45".15 11946'18".16
169 4551'25".40 11940'07".80
170 4554'20".70 11937'20".96
171 4555'10".82 11935'58".28
172 4555'32".25 11934'13".67
173 4554'31".37 11931'24".18
174 4554'23".43 11929'13".01
175 4555'03".10 11926'57".35
176 4555'18".10 11921'48".12
177 4555'51".37 11919'52".71
178 4555'54".48 11919'39".28 a point on the center line of the Umatilla Bridge at the center of the north main span of said bridge
179 4555'59".59 11919'17".20
180 4556'10".26 11917'47".60 a point on the axis of McNary Dam at the north face of the south nonoverflow section
181 4556'15".24 11917'05".76
182 4556'24".05 11915'21".40
183 4555'58".60 11913'28".22
184 4555'40".97 11911'39".82
185 4555'40".26 11910'05".04
186 4555'58".55 11907'30".72
187 4556'34".25 11905'32".00
188 4557'31".28 11903'37".36
189 4558'09".33 11901'33".95
190 4558'45".73 11900'27".12
191 4600'00".00 11859'10".12



ARTICLE III. RATIFICATION AND



EFFECTIVE DATE


This compact shall become operative when it has been ratified by the legislatures of the states of Oregon and Washington and approved by the Congress of the United States and the Constitutions of the states of Oregon and Washington have been amended to authorize the establishment of the boundary as herein provided.

[1965 c 8 43.58.060. Prior: 1957 c 90 2.]




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43.58.070
Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compact Transfer of records, etc., to division of archives.
Upon ratification by the state of Oregon and approval by the Congress of the United States of the compact set forth in RCW 43.58.060, the secretary of the Washington-Oregon boundary commission is hereby directed to transmit all records, work sheets, maps, minutes and other papers of said commission to the division of archives and records management of the office of the secretary of state.


[1981 c 115 3; 1965 c 8 43.58.070. Prior: 1957 c 90 3.]

Notes: Effective date -- 1981 c 115: See note following RCW 40.14.020.






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43.58.090
Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compact Repeal of RCW 43.58.010 through 43.58.040, when.
Chapter 27, Laws of 1937, as amended by chapter 6, Laws of 1955 extraordinary session and chapter 43.58 RCW [RCW 43.58.010 through 43.58.040] each shall be repealed when the compact set forth in RCW 43.58.060 has been ratified by the state of Oregon and approved by the Congress of the United States.


[1965 c 8 43.58.090. Prior: 1957 c 90 5.]

Notes: Reviser's note: See note following RCW 43.58.050.