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Massive Manure Spill Closes Tillamook Bay To Shellfish Harvesting

Statesman Journal | April 19, 2017 5:26 p.m.

Tillamook Bay was closed to commercial shellfish harvesting last week, following a massive spill of liquid manure from a nearby dairy. It was scheduled to reopen Wednesday night.

Water | Sustainability | Environment

The Northwest's Water Systems Need A Big, Green Fix, Report Says

NWPR/EarthFix | April 14, 2017 4:58 p.m.

Northwest communities are getting their drinking water from aging infrastructure that is costly to maintain and prone to breaking down.

Water | Environment

Oregon's Snowpack Is Above Average, But Don't Celebrate Yet

OPB | March 30, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Researchers measured the snowpack on Mount Hood on Thursday. Oregon’s snowpack is at 125 percent of normal.  

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Lower Deschutes Water Quality Lawsuit Can Go Forward, Judge Rules

OPB | March 29, 2017 11:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A judge has ruled that a federal lawsuit against Portland General Electric over water quality on the Lower Deschutes River can move forward.

Water | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

How Sound Is Helping Scientists Save A Prehistoric Fish

IdahoPTV/EarthFix | March 27, 2017 7:30 p.m. | Boundary County, Idaho

The Kootenai River’s endangered white sturgeon are getting help from scientists who are using soundwaves to learn how sediment is building up and affecting the fish’s ability to reproduce.

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A Forgotten Hero's Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

OPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.

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Snowmelt Fills Crooked River To Record Levels

AP | March 23, 2017 7:33 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A river's waters in central Oregon are higher than they have been in about 10 years because of melting snow.

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Rising Columbia River Means More Bridge Lifts For Commuters

OPB | March 22, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Commuters between Washington and Oregon can expect some traffic delays this week. Rising flood levels on the Columbia River mean more lifts for the Interstate 5 bridge.

Water | Recreation | Environment

Seattle's Gas Works Park About To Undergo Toxic Cleanup

KUOW/EarthFix | March 20, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Seattle

One of Seattle's most popular parks was built on an industrial site where toxics have yet to be completely removed from the soil.

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Portland To Resume Using Bull Run Water In Spite Of Parasite

OPB | March 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau plans to resume using the Bull Run watershed as its drinking water source this week.