This is a segment of an 1853 GLO survey map from the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon.

Does anyone know what the wavy line with the light blue gradient running alongside denotes?

1853 GLO Map

I've tried searching for some sort of map legend but have been unable to find one.


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Could just be a stream.

Plat Survey shows a water bend cutting right of the water.

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  • I'm sorry, but where did that image come from? I've looked on the map that I linked and I can't locate it.
    – Chris
    Apr 10 at 4:00

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