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USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hosts the Westwide Snow Survey in Bend, Oregon, to train on measuring mountain snowpack and cold-weather survival.

Colder weather could help parts of Oregon snowpack hit by recent warm temps

Colder temperatures moving into Oregon in the coming days could help with building, maintaining snowpack. “Below 4,000 feet, some of that snow has melted off and so we don’t have quite as much snow as we typically do this time of the year,” says a National Weather Service meteorologist.


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First reservoir built on Mount Tabor to store Bull Run water for Portland's municipal water system, 1894. All reservoirs on Mount Tabor and in Washington Park may soon be decommissioned and/or dismantled, as the Portland Water Bureau turns to underground storage of the Bull Run water.

Oregon Historical Photo: Mount Tabor Reservoir

One of Portland’s many distinctive attributes is its drinking water.  The ordinary tap water here tastes so good that a local company once bottled it under the "Bull Run" label for sale in stores.

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