Flood Erosion Hazard Mitigation Evaluation, Upper Sandy River, Clackamas County, Oregon

By Dr. Tim Abbe, Mary Ann Reinhart, Shawn Higgins, David French, Jay Wilson

This report describes the current erosion and flood hazards, the factors influencing these hazards, and a restorative flood and erosion protection strategy for the Upper Sandy River valley. For more information contact: Tim Abbe, PhD, PEG, PHG at Natural Systems Design — Email: Tim@naturaldes.com | Phone: (206) 834-8697

The Great Salmon Compromise

by Ben Goldfarb from High Country News

In this editorial on The Columbia Basin Fish Accords, Ben Goldfarb acknowledges that funding for mitigation for the Columbia River dams has funded $1 billion worth of habitat restoration, but “can [restoration] replace free-flowing rivers?