Written February 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
Willamette Riverkeeper, a Portland-based nonprofit, claims Albany is violating the federal Clean Water Act by not having a permit to discharge rainwater runoff to the Willamette River and other waterways. The city says the claim is unwarranted.
Written January 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
As you can see, high water in the Willamette and Calapooia rivers has once again swamped Bryant Park in Albany as it does almost every year about this time.
Written January 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
This is a blog largely about what I happen to see around Albany, and this week it was hard to miss that a bit of flooding had returned to Bryant Park, and Bowman too.
Written December 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
This image of the Willamette River struck me about right for the Christmas season — a little green from the grass on the bank, a flash of red from refraction in the lens, and shimmering light supplied by our home star itself.
Written December 9th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
The Willamette River has been running very low, a level normally seen only during late summer. But according to the Weather Service that’s about to change in a big way.
Written November 25th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
The DEQ announced on Monday it had issued its plan for reducing mercury pollution in the Willamette River. Whatever other merits this may have, it also gave me a pretext for using this photo of the river I took last month.
Written November 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering
The dry weather of the last few days has made this a great time to visit Albany’s Simpson Park trail, whether on foot or on a fat-tire bike.