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Johnson Creek

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Overview

Johnson Creek is one of few remaining free-flowing rivers in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Its watershed is highly developed, with 39 percent of the land area devoted to single-family residential use.

The Johnson Creek Watershed is comprised of several smaller watersheds, including Crystal Springs, and Kelley, Sunshine, Butler, Veterans Creek, and Badger Creeks. Together, these tributaries drain an area approximately 54 square-miles in size and encompasing four cities in two counties. Johnson Creek flows into the Willamette River, which in turn is a part of the Columbia River Basin.

-Adapted from information provided by the Johnson Creek Watrshed Council.

 



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