Origin of Deschutesfrom French rivière des chutes, river of the falls
river in central and N Oreg., flowing from the Cascade Range north into the Columbia River: c. 250 mi (402 km)
- Above the Dalles after pursuing a winding course of about 250 m.; and the Deschutes river, which rises on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, and after flowing northward for about 320 m.
- The Deschutes river drains a region which is less arid than the plateau farther E., and which contains a number of small lakes.
- There is some roofing slate along the Rogue river, natural cement, nickel ore, bismuth and wolframite in Douglas county, gypsum in Baker county, fire-clay in Clatsop county, borate of soda on the marsh lands of Harney county, infusorial earth and tripoli in the valley of the Deschutes river, chromate of iron in Curry and Douglas counties, molybdenite in Union county, bauxite in Clackamas county, borate of lime in Curry county, manganese ore in Columbia county, and asbestos in several of the southern and eastern counties.