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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The water rose, but not too high

Written March 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Stopping by Bowman Park on the Willamette River on Thursday and again Friday, I was reminded once again of one of the chief benefits of the upstream dams.


Look at all that wasted rain

Written December 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The flooding that had been forecast for the Willamette River over the last few days did not materialize. But there’s still a lot of water running down the river past Albany. Shouldn’t we try to store some of that water?


What’s up at Folsom Dam?

Written May 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If you’re traveling on Interstate 5 the next two nights, you might see a huge truck carrying equipment south. ODOT announced the oversize trip on Monday. And it’s more interesting — to me anyway — than just a big rig going down I-5. The truck, 137 feet long, two lanes wide and more than 14 feet […]


Kafka’s ghost on Belmont street

Written March 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This barrier on Belmont Street in South Albany makes a handy place to lean a bike. It’s also a fine monument to how we have let ourselves become hobbled by essentially needless procedures when the federal government gets involved in construction jobs that may remotely affect fish or rare plants.


 
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