Oregon Preservation of the McKenzie River, Measure 8 (1928)

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The Oregon Preservation of the McKenzie River Bill, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 6, 1928 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have declared the natural preservation of the McKenzie River from private commercial interests, except under certain conditions and with specific approvals.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1928)
Defeatedd No153,41866.30%
Yes 77,974 33.70%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition - Vote YES or NO

MCKENZIE RIVER WATER AND FISH BILL - Purpose: To declare the maintenance of the McKenzie river and its tributaries in its natural condition free from commercial encroachments for food and game fish propagation and recreational purposes, a beneficial use of its waters, and, subject to vested rights and rights of riparian owners for required domestic use, to withdraw from appropriation or condemnation all waters of said river and tributaries not already appropriated to beneficial use, and prohibiting diversion or interruption of their natural flow except for improvements for navigation under authority of the United States or for fish hatchery and propagation work by the state.

314. Yes, I vote for the proposed law.

315. No, I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 8 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 5, 1928.[1]

Similar measures

Defeatedd Oregon Preservation of the Umpqua River, Measure 7 (1928)
Defeatedd Oregon Preservation of the Rogue River, Measure 6 (1928)
Defeatedd Oregon Preservation of the Deschutes River, Measure 5 (1928)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.