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Fun in the Water

Summer is almost here, and it looks like this weekend will give us another taste! In anticipation of all the fun we can have out on the water in the coming months, today we're sharing photos of a few Oregon children enjoying Oregon rivers, lakes and reservoirs.

Kaleb and Lauren Whippleson play with their 4 month old daughter, Clementyne at the Swimming Reservoir in Lithia Park in Ashland.  Photo by Chris Briscoe

Kaleb and Lauren Whippleson play with their 4 month old daughter, Clementyne at the Swimming Reservoir in Lithia Park in Ashland. Photo by Chris Briscoe

Fionnuala McManama, three, sleeps off a busy day floating the Clackamas River at Barton Park in the back of her mom’s 1964 Impala.  Photo by Beth Buglione

Fionnuala McManama, three, sleeps off a busy day floating the Clackamas River at Barton Park in the back of her mom’s 1964 Impala. Photo by Beth Buglione

Eight-year-old Tyler Kish came to the ROck Creek Swimming Hole in Vernonia, Ore., to practice his swimming skills with his mother, Traci Kish.  Photo by Natalie St. John

Eight-year-old Tyler Kish came to the ROck Creek Swimming Hole in Vernonia, Ore., to practice his swimming skills with his mother, Traci Kish. Photo by Natalie St. John

Friends

This week we're inspired by the many pictures of friendship in our Project Dayshoot collection. We hope you'll enjoy some of our favorites we picked out to share with you.

Best friends, Lily Hodges and Alyssa Morehead, spend girl time together during the Oregon Country Fair.  Photo by Collin Andrew

Best friends, Lily Hodges and Alyssa Morehead, spend girl time together during the Oregon Country Fair. Photo by Collin Andrew

Bill Dobos and Preston Winn met to cut grass and pull weeds at a house in Weston, Oregon. Their friends who own the house have been in Portland for a month dealing with a family medical crisis so these good neighbors came to help tend the large garden and yard.  Photo by Fred Joe

Bill Dobos and Preston Winn met to cut grass and pull weeds at a house in Weston, Oregon. Their friends who own the house have been in Portland for a month dealing with a family medical crisis so these good neighbors came to help tend the large garden and yard. Photo by Fred Joe

Rogue Valley Masters swimmers after completing their 5:45 am swim in Emigrant Lake in Ashland, Oregon.  Photo by Geri Mathewson

Rogue Valley Masters swimmers after completing their 5:45 am swim in Emigrant Lake in Ashland, Oregon. Photo by Geri Mathewson

Summer Fun

Oregon's beautiful summer weather is back for a bit, and there's few better ways to enjoy it than in the water - especially when you're a kid. Today's photos show kids at play in Oregon's waters.

Emma McDonald (8), Ben Rose (7), Jordyn Mitchelldyer (8) and Chase McDonald (7) ride on a tube on the Willamette River in Clackamas County.  Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Emma McDonald (8), Ben Rose (7), Jordyn Mitchelldyer (8) and Chase McDonald (7) ride on a tube on the Willamette River in Clackamas County. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Mackensie Locklin (6) of Ashland stays cool as temperatures near 100 degrees in Ashland's Garfield Park.  Photo by Bob Pennell  

Mackensie Locklin (6) of Ashland stays cool as temperatures near 100 degrees in Ashland's Garfield Park. Photo by Bob Pennell 

Most people living in rural areas near Sheridan go cool off in the local rivers and creeks.  This is the Eastern Yamhill River near Amity.  Photo by Susan Ragan

Most people living in rural areas near Sheridan go cool off in the local rivers and creeks.  This is the Eastern Yamhill River near Amity. Photo by Susan Ragan