Posts Tagged ‘Sandy River Oregon

10
Oct
11

Sandy River Flooding: Land Use vs. The Reg’s Sloth

The substantial flooding on the Sandy River last January rattled many of home owner’s nerves if that watched their yard crumble away. Now after three quarters of a year, the bureaucracy has squandered the Spring/Summer months for construction efforts. No permits. Your Watch Dog at work. Pathetic. Yes, questions abound about the where/whether homes should be built near rivers. That said, they were built and the ass dragging system of reg’s (the one that many seem hell bent on tripling in size in all directions) has failed this time around, in my humble estimation, to make some decision, any decision, in a timely manner.

OREGON LIVE RE SANDY RIVER REHAB OR LACK OF REHAB 

17
Jan
11

Speaking of the Sandy River: EEK!!! Flooding 2011

FLOODING FLOODING FLOODING

I recall working near the Sandy River in 1996. I witnessed devastation akin to the Christmas 1964 Flood.

I recall the woman I talked to in the afternoon. I strongly suggested she and her husband vacate their home at once. She agreed. The husband balked. I left. They stayed. In the night, the home was washed away, the wife and husband inside their home, into the Sandy R.. The husband grasped for her outstretched hand as the house (decapitated after it had passed beneath 3 bridges) passed out into the Columbia R. The tug boat crewman pulled on the husband as the husband pulled on his wife. The wife let go and sunk below into the remnants of the home as the Columbia R. claimed the house and the woman. She was never seen again.

Today, I went out and checked out my unofficial gage (the Troutdale RR Bridge & the Columbia R. Hwy. as it curves right below the bridge). The water has receded several feet below where it had reached. The skies are black to the East. I do hope that no more warm rain falls over the West slopes of the Cascades.

14
Feb
10

Sandy River Marmot Dam Removal

Interesting of video of a dam removal on Oregon’s Sandy River from FishKamp. Fished this stretch right below the damn down to the Slaughter Hole many times. The dam was much higher than stage shown here, with a large pool upstream. This was a positive step for the Sandy River in 2007.

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