Chapter 43.58 RCW

WASHINGTON-OREGON BOUNDARY COMMISSION

Sections

43.58.050Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compactRatification.
43.58.060Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compactTerms and provisions.
43.58.070Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compactTransfer of records, etc., to division of archives.
43.58.090Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compactRepeal of RCW 43.58.010 through 43.58.040, when.


Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compactRatification.

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.

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.



Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compactTerms 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
 
46°15'00".00
124°05'00".00
 
2
 
46°15'51".00
124°02'02".75
 
3
 
46°16'17".00
124°01'45".80
 
4
 
46°16'59".50
124°02'14".40
 
5
 
46°17'28".00
124°02'07".00
 
6
 
46°17'33".25
124°01'12".25
 
7
 
46°16'41".50
124°00'00".00
 
8
 
46°16'03".00
123°58'11".80
 
9
 
46°14'19".80
123°55'42".00
 
10
 
46°14'06".00
123°52'14".50
 
11
 
46°16'09".50
123°44'20".50
 
12
 
46°15'01".00
123°41'12".70
 
13
 
46°15'33".30
123°38'52".80
 
14
 
46°15'23".90
123°35'05".00
 
15
 
46°15'38".00
123°32'23".00
 
16
 
46°16'14".60
123°30'00".00
 
17
 
46°15'46".70
123°27'51".40
 
18
 
46°14'23".50
123°25'51".60
 
19
 
46°13'10".50
123°25'20".50
 
20
 
46°11'29".00
123°25'43".60
 
21
 
46°10'47".80
123°25'38".00
 
22
 
46°09'01".00
123°23'21".50
 
23
 
46°08'33".00
123°18'45".60
 
24
 
46°09'04".50
123°15'47".20
 
25
 
46°10'00".00
123°13'51".20
 
26
 
46°11'20".80
123°09'55".50
 
27
 
46°11'11".30
123°07'10".90
 
28
 
46°09'40".00
123°04'23".50
 
29
 
46°09'24".00
123°03'22".40
 
30
 
46°08'38".40
123°02'00".00
 
31
 
46°08'06".00
123°00'16".00
 
32
 
46°06'20".02
122°57'44".28
 
33
 
46°06'17".36
122°57'38".295
a point on the center line of the Longview Bridge at center of main span
34
 
46°06'14".71
122°57'32".31
 
35
 
46°05'02".70
122°54'11".00
 
36
 
46°03'37".50
122°52'59".50
 
37
 
46°01'53".50
122°52'35".50
 
38
 
46°00'52".25
122°51'17".20
 
39
 
45°58'52".00
122°50'11".80
 
40
 
45°57'40".00
122°48'46".80
 
41
 
45°55'57".00
122°48'18".00
 
42
 
45°54'47".00
122°48'36".75
 
43
 
45°53'05".00
122°47'48".30
 
44
 
45°52'06".00
122°47'01".50
 
45
 
45°50'40".00
122°47'04".50
 
46
 
45°49'31".20
122°47'41".00
 
47
 
45°48'37".00
122°47'40".00
 
48
 
45°46'51".00
122°46'06".30
 
49
 
45°45'34".20
122°45'37".00
 
50
 
45°44'04".70
122°45'32".00
 
51
 
45°42'05".00
122°46'16".00
 
52
 
45°40'50".80
122°46'24".00
 
53
 
45°39'26".75
122°45'46".00
 
54
 
45°38'40".00
122°44'13".00
 
55
 
45°38'17".00
122°42'47".50
 
56
 
45°37'35".37
122°41'35".14
 
57
 
45°37'29".47
122°41'23".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
 
45°37'26".52
122°41'18".215
 
59
 
45°37'07".85
122°40'33".42
 
60
 
45°37'05".938
122°40'26".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
 
45°37'05".62
122°40'25".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
 
45°37'03".71
122°40'19".38
 
63
 
45°36'34".00
122°38'27".00
 
64
 
45°36'29".80
122°36'21".30
 
65
 
45°36'20".00
122°35'20".00
 
66
 
45°35'47".90
122°32'48".00
 
67
 
45°35'23".50
122°31'24".20
 
68
 
45°35'01".00
122°29'30".00
 
69
 
45°34'42".80
122°28'20".50
 
70
 
45°34'03".00
122°27'09".30
 
71
 
45°33'49".00
122°26'15".80
 
72
 
45°34'03".30
122°24'36".50
 
73
 
45°34'29".50
122°23'25".80
 
74
 
45°34'33".40
122°22'44".00
 
75
 
45°34'10".00
122°21'04".00
 
76
 
45°32'55".20
122°19'49".00
 
77
 
45°32'38".00
122°17'43".70
 
78
 
45°32'38".80
122°15'56".70
 
79
 
45°33'03".25
122°14'24".50
 
80
 
45°33'55".00
122°11'58".50
 
81
 
45°34'37".00
122°10'54".00
 
82
 
45°35'03".00
122°08'25".50
 
83
 
45°34'53".40
122°06'40".00
 
84
 
45°35'00".00
122°06'02".00
 
85
 
45°36'35".00
122°02'35".00
 
86
 
45°36'53".80
122°01'11".50
 
87
 
45°36'58".00
122°00'08".50
 
88
 
45°37'23".00
121°58'54".50
 
89
 
45°37'59".00
121°57'42".80
 
90
 
45°38'37".50
121°57'16".50
 
91
 
45°38'42".00
121°57'01".80
 
92
 
45°38'40".35
121°56'37".34
 
93
 
45°38'40".13
121°56'22".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
 
45°38'39".82
121°56'01".46
 
95
 
45°39'17".00
121°54'25".00
 
96
 
45°39'43".85
121°53'58".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
 
45°39'44".81
121°53'58".16
 
98
 
45°39'45".77
121°53'57".84
 
99
 
45°40'15".00
121°54'02".00
 
100
 
45°41'36".80
121°51'57".00
 
101
 
45°42'24".75
121°48'36".00
 
102
 
45°41'39".00
121°44'02".00
 
103
 
45°41'42".00
121°42'22".00
 
104
 
45°42'19".00
121°40'02".00
 
105
 
45°42'17".50
121°37'48".50
 
106
 
45°43'36".00
121°31'54".30
 
107
 
45°43'15".275
121°29'52".445
 
108
 
45°43'07".02
121°29'36".615
a point on the center line of the Hood River Bridge at the center of the draw span of said bridge
109
 
45°43'04".075
121°29'30".96
 
110
 
45°42'05".20
121°27'41".80
 
111
 
45°41'39".25
121°25'22".00
 
112
 
45°41'35".00
121°24'02".00
 
113
 
45°42'11".50
121°22'17".00
 
114
 
45°42'18".00
121°20'11".50
 
115
 
45°42'00".00
121°18'40".00
 
116
 
45°41'13".30
121°17'10".00
 
117
 
45°40'40".50
121°14'52".00
 
118
 
45°40'17".00
121°12'52".50
 
119
 
45°39'00".00
121°11'57".00
 
120
 
45°37'47".00
121°11'38".40
 
121
 
45°37'00".25
121°11'43".00
 
122
 
45°36'23".80
121°10'57".00
 
123
 
45°36'22".50
121°10'00".00
 
124
 
45°36'29".175
121°08'39".84
 
125
 
45°36'40".89
121°08'22".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
 
45°36'43".94
121°08'17".53
 
127
 
45°36'35".69
121°07'50".34
 
128
 
45°36'58".44
121°07'16".41
 
129
 
45°37'06".095
121°06'57".58
 
130
 
45°37'14".85
121°07'02".75
a point on the axis of the Dalles Dam at Station 48+79 of the center line survey of said dam
131
 
45°37'23".97
121°07'08".14
 
132
 
45°38'53".13
121°05'01".25
 
133
 
45°39'09".54
121°03'47".80
 
134
 
45°39'04".04
121°01'57".51
 
135
 
45°39'12".08
121°00'22".28
 
136
 
45°38'54".66
120°58'56".33
 
137
 
45°38'55".91
120°58'49".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
 
45°38'58".405
120°58'35".90
 
139
 
45°39'24".84
120°57'06".97
 
140
 
45°39'23".58
120°56'34".22
 
141
 
45°38'24".54
120°54'44".75
 
142
 
45°38'35".09
120°53'40".72
 
143
 
45°40'18".79
120°51'15".26
 
144
 
45°41'11".69
120°47'14".64
 
145
 
45°42'19".71
120°43'38".83
 
146
 
45°42'42".58
120°42'10".70
 
147
 
45°42'57".18
120°41'18".11
 
148
 
45°43'48".14
120°40'05".19
 
149
 
45°44'45".12
120°38'01".97
 
150
 
45°44'47".00
120°37'17".91
 
151
 
45°44'47".99
120°35'23".91
 
152
 
45°44'18".49
120°33'29".23
 
153
 
45°42'37".59
120°31'17".65
 
154
 
45°42'00".37
120°30'16".48
 
155
 
45°41'40".42
120°28'53".22
 
156
 
45°41'58".55
120°24'08".96
 
157
 
45°42'41".66
120°19'30".62
 
158
 
45°43'16".74
120°16'56".18
 
159
 
45°43'33".84
120°12'34".62
 
160
 
45°45'43".67
120°10'10".01
 
161
 
45°46'24".09
120°08'25".17
 
162
 
45°47'07".10
120°04'08".70
 
163
 
45°48'26".17
120°00'49".27
 
164
 
45°49'28".29
119°57'52".64
 
165
 
45°49'41".97
119°54'21".95
 
166
 
45°50'25".18
119°50'53".51
 
167
 
45°50'52".00
119°48'05".62
 
168
 
45°50'45".15
119°46'18".16
 
169
 
45°51'25".40
119°40'07".80
 
170
 
45°54'20".70
119°37'20".96
 
171
 
45°55'10".82
119°35'58".28
 
172
 
45°55'32".25
119°34'13".67
 
173
 
45°54'31".37
119°31'24".18
 
174
 
45°54'23".43
119°29'13".01
 
175
 
45°55'03".10
119°26'57".35
 
176
 
45°55'18".10
119°21'48".12
 
177
 
45°55'51".37
119°19'52".71
 
178
 
45°55'54".48
119°19'39".28
a point on the center line of the Umatilla Bridge at the center of the north main span of said bridge
179
 
45°55'59".59
119°19'17".20
 
180
 
45°56'10".26
119°17'47".60
a point on the axis of McNary Dam at the north face of the south nonoverflow section
181
 
45°56'15".24
119°17'05".76
 
182
 
45°56'24".05
119°15'21".40
 
183
 
45°55'58".60
119°13'28".22
 
184
 
45°55'40".97
119°11'39".82
 
185
 
45°55'40".26
119°10'05".04
 
186
 
45°55'58".55
119°07'30".72
 
187
 
45°56'34".25
119°05'32".00
 
188
 
45°57'31".28
119°03'37".36
 
189
 
45°58'09".33
119°01'33".95
 
190
 
45°58'45".73
119°00'27".12
 
191
 
46°00'00".00
118°59'10".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.



Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compactTransfer 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.

NOTES:

Effective date1981 c 115: See note following RCW 40.14.020.



Oregon-Washington Columbia River boundary compactRepeal 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.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: See note following RCW 43.58.050.