Balm Grove, Environment, Gales Creek

Balm Grove dam removal project stalls in Gales Creek

The Balm Grove Dam. Photo: Chas Hundley

BALM GROVE - A project to remove a near century-old dam spanning Gales Creek at Balm Grove is on hold after funding for the project never materialized. 

The Balm Grove dam removal project was once envisioned as a way to mitigate negative impacts to fish habitat caused by the Tualatin Basin Dam Safety & Water Supply Joint Project at Hagg Lake. 

That project aims to address a projected water supply shortfall in the Tualatin Valley. The project would also address the seismically . . .

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