GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
You are invited to join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council this Saturday, June 2nd for a bicycle tour through Portland's Columbia South Shore Well Field and Groundwater Protection Area. Located in the Columbia Slough Watershed, the well field is capable of producing close to 100 million gallons of water per day. The well field is used as an emergency back up source to the Bull Run reservoirs and to augment the region's water supply during the summer when demand for water is high. It is because of this excellent groundwater source that Bull Run can be maintained as an unfiltered water system. Come join us to learn more.
The Ride: Portland Water Bureau staff will reveal the mysteries of groundwater as you ride through the groundwater protection area. At several stops along the way, you will learn about local hydrology, how groundwater provides flexibility and reliability to the city's water supply and how you can protect this important resource. Bring your bike, helmet, water, and lunch. Dress for the weather.
Length and Difficulty: The ride is approximately 16 miles over relatively flat terrain. The ride isat a slow to moderate pace with multiple stops and lunch at Blue Lake Park. Suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate riders due to the length and possible headwinds. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Helmets and pre-registration are required.
Start/Finish Location: aloft Hotel at Cascade Station (MAX Station) - 9920 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR 97220
Date and Time: Saturday, June 2, 2012. 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Water Resources Program Manager