River Ruler - Deschutes County, Oregon
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N 43° 55.854 W 121° 24.763
10T E 627407 N 4865422
History marker along Benham Falls Trail.
Waymark Code: WM1B4G
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/21/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 19

This sign is located along Benham Falls Trail parking lot and footbridge.

Marker Name: River Ruler
Marker Text: This cableway was installed in 1905 by the United States Geological Survey to measure the river’s flow. Today instruments sense and record the elevation of the water surface. This information is relayed by satellite into computers of water management agencies, and tells them how much water will arrive in Bend eight hours later. This is an important link in the domestic and irrigation water systems of Central Oregon.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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