HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront update: Bryant Park’s closed

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.


Our riverside parks: A little more water

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.


Our Willamette River at Christmas time

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.


Forecast: Big jump in level of Willamette

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.


DEQ has new plan to reduce mercury in river

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.


An autumn day on the Simpson Park trail

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.


At stake with DEQ: Saving Talking Waters

Written November 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

On June 13, the state Department of Environmental Quality gave the city of Albany 90 days to come up with a plan to stop leaks from Talking Water Gardens. The deadline has passed, but evidently it wasn’t meant to be met.


 
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