Two Oregon rivers are being designated as scenic waterways.
Gov. Kate Brown announced that the new status is being assigned to portions of the Chetco in southwest Oregon and the Molalla, a tributary of the Willamette.
Oregon has 19 scenic waterways. This is the first time a river has been added to the list since 1988.
Voters passed a law in 1970 to protect scenic waterways for fish, wildlife, recreation and for their scenic, cultural and natural values.
Oregon’s previous scenic waterway designations are on