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CAPTION ONLY: BEATING THE EASTERN OREGON

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Allen Watts, 13, of Pendleton, Ore., immerses himself in a small waterfall in the Umatilla River when the temperature crept into the 90s in Oregon. The arm in front belongs to Allen's pal, Jon Williams. Severe heat baked the South again Thursday, and dry weather in the Mississippi River Valley helped the swollen rivers recede.