McKenzie River Oil Spill Drill

EUGENE, Ore. — Every second counts when responding to a hazardous spill. Emergency responders were tested to see how quickly they could save Eugene‚Äôs main source of drinking water, the McKenzie River. More than 50 representatives from agencies such as EWEB, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and McKenzie Fire and Rescue took part in … Continue reading »

Woman Rescued from Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — A water rescue on the Willamette River Thursday afternoon ended with one woman in the hospital. Bystanders pulled the woman from the river near the Ferry Street Bridge. They say she fell in at Alton Baker Park and was swept away. Crews say the woman was in the water, which was near … Continue reading »

Climate Change Could Reduce River Flows

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new study of river basins in the western U.S. suggests that climate change will have the greatest impact on summer stream flows. The study concludes that Oregon’s major rivers, such as the Willamette, McKenzie, Deschutes, Klamath and Rogue may be among the most sensitive to climate change. “These are big rivers … Continue reading »