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What a difference a few weeks – and a major rain storm – makes.
Just last month, our Bull Run reservoirs’ water levels dipped below the tree line – this is known as a “drawdown.”
A drawdown occurs when the city draws more water from our reservoirs than streams carry into them. It’s common during the warm, summer months – before the fall’s rain returns.
Here in Portland, we are fortunate to have an abundance of water in our Bull Run Watershed. Unlike many Oregon cities, we never faced drought conditions for our drinking water this summer. In addition to the Bull Run, Portland has a back-up supply at the Columbia South Shore Well Field. When needed, well field water is blended in with Bull Run water to supply Portlanders.
Now, after an impressive Halloween storm and a few weeks of rain, the Bull Run reservoirs are once again full!
We are lucky to have some of the best drinking water in the world, thanks to the incredible Bull Run and our Columbia South Shore Well Field.
And, our high-quality, safe, and reliable Bull Run water is a big hit! In the City Auditor’s 2015 Community Survey, 87% of residents gave our drinking water high marks!
Water Bureau staff took some impressive before and after photos that show what the Bull Run looked like during the drawdown and after the recent rains.
Check out the Water Bureau’s website to learn about the Bull Run Watershed.
The cast and crew of Grimm and NBC and Universal Television will achieve a remarkable milestone: shooting their 100th episode in Portland today!
Grimm is filmed throughout Portland, supporting our local economy and helping put Portland on the map for film and TV productions.
As Arts Commissioner, Nick supports film and TV productions that contribute to Portland’s thriving creative economy. Since 2007, the Portland metropolitan area has seen a 24% increase in film and TV production jobs – thanks to producers from projects like Grimm, The Librarians, Leverage, Wild, and many others who are committed to hiring our local talent.
Photo courtesy of NBC.com/grimm.
On Wednesday, join Nick at the 41st Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade!
The parade begins at 9:45am at NE Tillamook St. and 40th Avenue, and continues down NE Sandy Boulevard.
After the parade, Nick will present ‘Challenge Coins’ on behalf of the Parade Planning Committee. The Coins are given as a special thanks to those who provide great support to the veterans’ community in Oregon.
Check out the Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade’s website for more information.
Thank you to the women and men who serve our country every day!
Photo by David Nguyen.
After the parade, Nick presented four ‘Challenge Coins’ on behalf of the Parade Planning Committee, as a thank you to those who support our veteran community. The Coins were given to the parade’s Grand Marshal, Team RWB (Red White and Blue), to Staff Sergeant Walter Brophy (a WWII veteran and POW), Mike and Amy from 99.5 The Wolf, and Bill Schonely.
Thanks to the Ross Hollywood Chapel, the planning committee, Grant High School’s band, Tony Starlight, and all the honorees for making it a wonderful event!
Our friend Mike Verbout said it best:
“Today we honor and recognize the men and women who have served our nation and who love their country enough to risk their lives to defend us. Every day they deserve our gratitude. Their courage to defend our country to preserve the liberties that we have as Americans.”