December marks the 50th anniversary of the Christmas Flood of 1964, during which extensive flooding of local rivers and waterways washed away more than 100 homes and businesses. The flooding resulted in 17 Oregonian lives lost and approximately $1.1 billion of damage, in today's dollars, throughout the northwest and California.
The Tri-City Service District filed a lawsuit in Clackamas County Circuit Court June 11 seeking to invalidate a franchise fee being charged by Oregon City for TCSD infrastructure located within a city-owned right-of-way. The lawsuit seeks to reduce or eliminate the impact of the fee on ratepayers in the district.
Clackamas County Water Environment Services, on behalf of Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD #1), will extend the closure of the 82nd Drive/Park Place Pedestrian/Pipe Bridge between Gladstone and Oregon City until June 2012 to install a sewer force main pipeline and resolve safety concerns with the bridge structure.
A pump station located in West Linn, operated by Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES), on behalf of the Tri-City Service District, spilled approximately 300,000 gallons of sewage into the Willamette River on Sunday. The cause was an electrical problem that led to the failure of the plant’s pumps. Power was restored and repairs were made within two hours b