Written May 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
On a generally aimless ride around town the other afternoon, I came across this low dam and wondered when it was built and by whom.
Written April 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
The Salem Avenue bridge over Cox Creek in Albany, seen here on April 21, looks pretty solid. But inspections have found structural problems that may cost — in round figures — an estimated $700,000 to fix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]