Willamette, Columbia river levels will stay lower longer this year due to drought

Last week, the Columbia and Willamette rivers dropped to levels they hadn’t been to in five years. The low levels are driven by dry conditions from March-May.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Muddy river beds, never-seen-before sandbars and all sorts of strange things that used to be underwater are now exposed. 

They are all clear signs both the Willamette and the Columbia rivers are running unusually low.

“Nothing compared to what we should have right now,” said boater Liam Kohns.

In fact, Kohns told KGW he had to cut his boating trip short because he worried he’d get stuck in the mud if he

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