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Why The Eagle Creek Fire Is A Major Threat To Portland's Drinking Water

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 5:07 p.m. | Portland

Of all the resources threatened by the Eagle Creek Fire, the Bull Run watershed may be the most critical. It's the drinking water source for about 1-in-4 Oregonians, and it's uniquely vulnerable to a fire.

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Portland Switches To Its Backup Water Supply: What You Should Know

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 5:08 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau is taking its Bull Run water supply offline while it studies a parasite that’s been repeatedly detected, in very small amounts, in the water.

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Bull Run Quake Science

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

New research aims to find out how destructive a Cascadia earthquake would be for Portland's water supply.