Portland To Empty Water In Mt. Tabor Reservoir After Contamination

OPB | April 16, 2014 1:42 p.m.

The Portland Water Bureau was forced to shut down one of its Mount Tabor reservoirs early Wednesday. A trespasser urinated into one of the reservoirs.

East Oregonian: Contaminated Wells May Force E. Ore. Town To Annex Territory

East Oregonian | April 10, 2014 6:41 a.m.

Wells north of Milton-Freewater are a public health threat, due to fecal contamination, a state inspection found. And the city may be forced to connect water and sewer to the site.

Board Recommends Drought Declaration For Jackson County

OPB | April 08, 2014 3:46 p.m.

A state advisory board is recommending that Oregon Governor Kitzhaber approve an emergency drought declaration in Jackson County.  That request came at a meeting today in Salem of the Oregon Drought Council and the state water availability board.

Jackson County Declares A Drought

OPB | March 20, 2014 11:34 a.m.

Jackson County officials are asking Governor John Kitzhaber to approve an emergency drought declaration for the county.

Bend Breaks Ground On Controversial Water Project

OPB | March 13, 2014 2:27 p.m.

The city of Bend broke ground Thursday on a controversial multimillion dollar overhaul of its surface water system.

Crook County Seeks Emergency Drought Declaration

OPB | March 10, 2014 3:11 p.m.

A state advisory board is asking Oregon Governor Kitzhaber to approve an emergency drought declaration in Crook County.

Drought Fears Prompt Ashland To Accelerate Emergency Pipeline Project

OPB | March 03, 2014 3:36 p.m.

Ashland is moving forward with a plan to avoid potential water shortages this summer.

Portland Water Bureau Warns Of High Lead Levels

OPB | Feb. 25, 2014 12:23 p.m.

The Portland Water Bureau says recent samples showed some homes with elevated lead levels in the Bull Run Service area.

Oregon's Lack Of Snow Prompts Fears Of Summer Drought

OPB | Feb. 04, 2014 6:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service predicts a blast of arctic air will move into the region on Wednesday.  That front is expected to bring cooler temperatures, but not much moisture.

Parties To Negoiate Future Of Bend's Water

OPB | Jan. 23, 2014 2:42 p.m.

Parties involved in a fight over the future of Bend’s water supply have agreed to enter settlement talks.

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