McKenzie River Reflections

Goodpasture Bridge Construction Updates - Week of August 27

Photo of Goodpasture Covered Bridge

 

 

 

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Daily Fire Update for Monday, August 27, 2012

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CASCADES VOLCANO OBSERVATORY UPDATE

Friday, August 24, 2012 11:23 AM PDT

Several closures lifted or reduced

Forest Road 1910

The hard work of fire crews to improve containment of the Buckhead Complex fires has enabled fire managers to lift or reduce several closures on the forest. Effective today (August 24) the closures for North Fork Trail, Forest Road 1910 and the Waldo Lake area closure (which included the Pacific Crest Trail) have been lifted and the areas are now open to public access.

Reduced blue-green algae levels and associated toxins confirmed

A health advisory issued July 27th for the Walterville Pond, located just east of the shopping center on Hwy. 126, was lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority.
The advisory was prompted by high levels of blue-green algae found in the pond in the area of Walterville.
Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae and their toxins. These reduced levels are not likely to be harmful to humans and animals.

Costs of Utility Mandate Ultimately Borne by Consumers

by Eric Revell, Cascade Policy Institute

Reduced fire activity has allowed the Willamette National Forest- Middle Fork Ranger District to reopen Forest Road 19 for public use

Tomato plants can have problemsTomatoes can have a variety of problems, including leaf roll, late blight and blossom end rot. Photo by Lynn Ketchum.

 

By Tiffany Woods

The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center’s Predictive Services unit is keeping a close eye on the rapid weather developments across our landscape. The predicted high risk days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday when all extreme fire indicators will line up, causing forecasters to predict lightning activity and resulting fires.
“Hot and dry weather and extremely dry fuels provide the perfect combination for wildfire when paired with lightning that is expected later in the week,” says Katie Lighthall, Program Director for Project Wildfire.

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