Epic Flooding in John Day Basin, Exceeds 100-yr Event

May 17, 2011

Recent flooding in Oregon’s John Day Basin has pushed rivers to all time record flows. The Middle Fork John Day exceeded the 1964-65 flooding by 20% as shown in this photo taken by the US Forest Service. RDG recently completed a significant channel restoration project on this reach of the Middle Fork John Day River.

Flooding on the Middle Fork John Day River in 2010 restored reach.