Balm Grove, Environment, Gales Creek

Grant funding sought to resume Balm Grove Dam removal project

The Balm Grove Dam on May 1, 2019. Photo: Chas Hundley

The stalled Balm Grove Dam removal project may see movement again after the Tualatin River Watershed Council submitted an application in late April for a grant to partially fund the removal of the decades-old structure in Gales Creek and restore the stream habitat around the dam site.

The Balm Grove Dam removal project stalled in 2020 in the midst of permitting and subsequent funding issues, putting a halt to Clean Water Services’ plan to pull a decades-old dam from Gales . . .

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