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Behold our mighty … Cox Creek

Written February 16th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It’s not often anyone is tempted to write a headline like the one above. But it came to mind after a day of unusually heavy rain in the Albany area, where heavy rain in February is not exactly big news.


Why city’s creeks are still flowing

Written August 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If we needed another reason to value and maintain the Albany-Santiam Canal, we’re seeing it now. We’re seeing it in the creeks that keep flowing through town and are keeping water in the ponds of city parks despite this summer’s drought and unusual heat.


Something’s new along Cox Creek

Written December 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A new feature has appeared on the Cox Creek Path, one of Albany’s bike and walking trails, and an interesting item it is.


On Cox Creek, heavy-duty mowing

Written June 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The ear-splitting whine of chainsaws made me take notice Friday afternoon on the Waverly Drive bridge across Cox Creek. Turns out a crew working for R. Franco Restoration of Aumsville was just winding up a day’s worth of work on the creek banks all the way from near Salem Avenue.


Mystery foam in Albany creek

Written April 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This is what Cox Creek looked like Monday afternoon just below the dam that impounds Waverly Lake. The dam is underneath Salem Avenue, but you can just barely see it from the footbridge on the north side of the street.


Cox Creek restoration: An update

Written July 11th, 2013 by

Until the other day I had not ridden my bike on the dirt path along the Willamette River from Simpson to Bowman Park in Albany since last year. When I did on July 10, I got my first look at the plantings that have replaced a large area of reed canary grass, an invasive species. So here’s a quick […]


Say goodbye to Cox Creek dam

Written June 11th, 2013 by

A demolition crew was at work Monday on Cox Creek, jackhammering away at a concrete dam that’s been in place since 1932. It’s part of a project to restore natural conditions in the lowlands near where Cox Creek empties into the Willamette River. Last year the Calapooia Watershed Council obtained a $199,000 state grant for […]


 
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