PLSO The Oregon Surveyor March/April 2022

Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Executive Secretary PO Box 230548 Tigard, OR 97281 503-303-1472 Toll-free: 844-284-5496 © 2022 LLM Publications Vol. 45, No. 2 March/April 2022 A publication of the Published by LLM Publications 503-445-2220 • 800-647-1511 Advertising Ronnie Jacko, Design Benjamin Caulder, Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Editor Vanessa Salvia Publications Committee Tim Kent, Interim Chair Pat Gaylord Samantha Tanner Editorials From the PLSO Chair, by Jeremy Sherer, PLS 2 4 From the Publications Committee, by Tim Kent, PLS 6 Featured Articles 2022 Annual Conference Photo Contest 10 Staking the Ochoco Dam, by Dick Bryant, PLS (ret.) 16 PCC’s New AAS Degrees, by Christina Friedle and Tara Nelson 19 Here’s What Gets Lost When We Rely On GPS, by M.R. O’Connor 22 An Introduction to the PLSO Legislative Committee Chair, by James Hepler, PLS 23 Columns OrYSN Corner, 8 Member Spotlight, by Vanessa Salvia 12 Surveyors in the News, by Pat Gaylord, PLS 20 The Lost Surveyor, by Pat Gaylord, PLS 26 On the Cover Russel Dodge took the winning photo of the 2022 PLSO conference photo contest with his This pipe is 9 feet in diameter and diverts part of the Clackamas River to provide electricity to extensive damages to the controlling facilities. This gave Dodge and his team the opportunity to traverse into and through the pipe and collect data on damages that have happened in previous years. This particular section was deformed by a landslide. Dodge noted that all safety precautions were taken for the team to enter the pipe. Contents The Oregon Surveyor is a publication of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO). It is provided as a medium for the expression of individual opinions concerning topics relating to the Land Surveying profession. Address changes & business for changes of address, membership inquiries, and PLSO business correspondence should be directed to Tigard, OR 97281; 503-303-1472; Editorial matters & contributions of material The Oregon Surveyor welcomes your articles, comments, and photos for publication. PLSO assumes no responsibility for statements expressed in this publication. Editorial matters should be directed to Vanessa Salvia, Advertising policy Advertising content and materials are subject to approval of the PLSO Board and LLM Publications. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising that simulates copy; material must be clearly marked as “Advertisement.” For advertising, contact: Ronnie Jacko,; 503-445-2234, 800-647-1511 x2234. @ORLandSurveyors The Oregon