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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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 […]


It was just a trickle

Written December 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The sign on Bryant Way was right on Christmas Eve, but just barely.


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?


Next flood: Gates on Bryant Way

Written November 6th, 2012 by

Next time high water sloshes across Bryant Way outside of Albany, it should be easier to keep drivers from getting into trouble there. Linn County Road Department crews on Monday were installing gates that can be closed to keep traffic out. The trouble comes in winter and early spring when exceptionally heavy rain or a […]

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