Environment, Gales Creek, Weather

Slide on North Fork Gales Creek may be cause of intermittent muddy waters

Late in March, residents along Gales Creek began to notice a strange pattern in the waters of the 23 and ½ mile long Tualatin River tributary.

Muddy water was coming down the creek bed when it wasn’t raining, and the muddied waters seemed to pulse on and off.

“The last three work days we can just about set our clocks by it,” Gales Creek resident Sharon Hundley Parker (Disclosure: Parker is this journalist’s mother) said April 7. Parker lives on Gales Creek near Highway 6.

Gales Creek during one of the turbid water pulses. Photo: Sharon . . .

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