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Little Deschutes River

The Little Deschutes River offers outstandingly remarkable geology, scenery and vegetation values. It flows through a classic glacial canyon with moraines and an outwash plain. The interaction of present-day erosional processes with the pumice and ash deposited during Mt. Mazama's eruption 6,800 years ago provides an opportunity for geomorphic study. The river is also noted for its scenic variety and vegetative character.

(from www.rivers.gov)