During this past winter, a partially submerged log became lodged at the last piling of the Wallace Marine Boat Ramp in Salem, on the Willamette River.
The log remains, and other debris has accumulated. The obstruction is highly visible and has been marked by marine patrol deputies. It was hoped that winter high water would dislodge the tree, however, the high water didn’t arrive. Boaters are urged to motor to port (their left side) as soon as possible after launching to avoid the current potentially carrying them into the tree and debris.
We’re continuing to monitor this obstruction and are working with our agency partners on potential options for relocation/removal.