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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Unsightly algae? Nature took care of it

Written October 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

It was just a month ago that Waverly Lake in Albany was covered — much of it anyway — with thick mats of algae or maybe something else like duckweed. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, almost all of that unsightly growth had disappeared.


Willamette water quality: Update the info

Written January 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

We’re supposed to be concerned about — or at least interested in — the water quality in our rivers. But if you’re looking for up-to-date summaries on the Willamette from the Oregon DEQ, you’re out of luck.


The Willamette: Why a ‘minus’?

Written December 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Wednesday to celebrate the temporary absence of rain, I stopped at Albany’s Bowman Park to take a quick look at the Willamette River. It reminded me that a few days ago, the river got a B-minus on some report card. Why not an A or at least a plain B?


“Toxics” in the water: What to do?

Written April 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released the results of a seven-year study of “toxic chemicals” in the state’s waterways. Too bad the report is not as useful as one would wish.


 
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