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Photo of dam debris removalPhoto Courtesy EWEB
In January of 2011, EWEB crews removed a large clump of logs, root wads and other debris following a high water event caused by heavy rains, unseasonably warm temperatures and rapid mountain snowmelt. Despite problems with one roll gate, a flood of similar size could pass through the dam.

Popular Science cover imageBy Finn J.D. John

On the morning of April 23, 1936, the city of Portland was proudly preparing to launch its new harbor patrol boat, the Jack Luihn.
It was going to be a big deal. Mayor LaGuardia of New York City was in town, and had been invited to come to the event. And the boat itself was truly revolutionary.

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McKenzie River Reflections

McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: Purchase copies online at: Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.