Portland General Electric said that the likelihood of intentional power shutoffs—known as a Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS—is high in ten areas in their service territory, including most of Gales Creek, Glenwood, and Hillside in the next 24 to 48 hours.
The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded nearly $1.5 million to remove
dams and culverts in the Gales Creek Watershed and reestablish native plants along stream banks to shade threatened fish species and improve water quality.
Preparations to remove the Balm Grove Dam will begin this month, the Tualatin River Watershed Council announced Tuesday. In mid-September, the dam will be broken apart piece by piece.
Two apparently separate incidents in the area drew attention from Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies—and a K9 unit from Hillsboro Police Department—Sunday, July 10.
Community members got an opportunity for one last look at the Balm Grove Dam before the old barrier—likely close to a century old, though a firm construction date is unknown—spanning Gales Creek comes down this summer.
An open house planned in advance of the recently-funded Balm Grove Dam removal project will be held onsite at Balm Grove in Gales Creek Thursday, June 9 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Tualatin River Watershed Council and Clean Water Services, which owns the property, information on the[Read More…]
The cause of muddied waters, which could have negative effects on fish, drinking water, and irrigation throughout the Gales Creek area and into other parts of Washington County has been tracked to two large landslides located on the southeast slope of Round Top. There, an unnamed tributary of North Fork[Read More…]
A significant chunk of funding to remove the Balm Grove Dam on Gales Creek was approved Tuesday after a vote of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board awarded a $270,000 grant for the project to the Tualatin River Watershed Council.
where new property owner Dustin Knox, a former Portland restaurateur who now makes his home in Gales Creek, has been spearheading the build out of the location in preparation of opening the Chicken and Guns Smokehouse on the Wilson River Highway.
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[Read More…]