A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

In North Albany woodland, reducing the risk

Written September 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Benton County parks department is about to start cutting down more trees in what it calls the North Albany Natural Area, and it wants people to know why this has to be done.

Dead grass all over, but not in this spot

Written August 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In the dry desert that is the field outside of Albany’s Central School this summer, there’s what you might call an oasis. It has greenery and even a watering hole, as you can see in the photo above.

How’s our water supply holding up?

Written August 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The apparent low flow in the Albany-Santiam Canal made me wonder how our water supply was holding up this summer, which has been drier than usual and exceptionally warm. The word from the city of Albany is that we’re in pretty good shape but should conserve water when we can.

Try to save some of that water?

Written December 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

One of my bike routes takes me to first to Bryant and then to Bowman Park on the Willamette River in Albany. And every time the regular seasonal flooding closes the parks, as now, I wonder the same thing: Wouldn’t it be useful if we could store at least some of the water that rushes […]

Plan ahead for much less water

Written March 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

We should be more worried about water than most of us are. And we should be thinking of how to cope with what looms like a drought that could last many years, if not centuries.

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