Water Fight on the River

Water Fight on the River By Rebecca Randall Portland Tribune December 2, 2010 River conservation nonprofit WaterWatch contends that if the South Fork Water Board, which serves West Linn and Oregon City, is allowed to develop its water rights to the fullest extent that it could be harmful to fish in the Clackamas River. The group also protested five other …

2015 Legislative Roundup

2015 Legislative Roundup With the help of WaterWatch members, the 2015 legislative session ended with critical agency funding intact, the defeat of a slew of bad water bills, and the elevation of a number of important policy issues. We could not have done it without you! Your voices were critical to our success this year. Some of our wins from …

Nine-month construction delay on West Linn water treatment plant angers neighbors, surprises project managers

Nine-month construction delay on West Linn water treatment plant angers neighbors, surprises project managers by Michael Bamesberger The Oregonian/OregonLive February 12, 2015 The Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership, which is about half-way completed, will deliver Clackamas River water to both communities next year. Last month, neighbors in West Linn’s Robinwood neighborhood were surprised to learn construction work on the water treatment …

PGE nears deal on dams

PGE nears deal on dams By Jim Kadera Oregonian November 28, 2005   ESTACADA –Under an agreement nearing completion after years of study and negotiation, Oregon’s largest utility would spend an estimated $200 million on environmental improvements in exchange for a 45-year relicensing of four dams on the Clackamas River. The spending would rival amounts that PacifiCorp will pay for …

Salem to sell unused water right for $16.2 million

By Tracy Loew Salem Statesman Journal May 24, 2016 The city of Salem has agreed to sell part of its water rights on the Willamette River to the fast-growing city of Hillsboro. If the deal goes through it will earn Salem $16.2 million, which will be used to improve the city’s water infrastructure. “We don’t have any immediate need for …

Bidding Set to Close for 82 Acres Near Sandy

Bidding Set to Close for 82 Acres Near Sandy By Brad Schmidt Oregonian August 22, 2007   Bidding will close today on the sale of 82 acres of forestland along U.S. 26 in Brightwood, a transaction that could lead to the construction of 260 houses — the largest new single-family residential development near Mount Hood in four decades. Talk of …