From Our Files (Jan. 26, 2022)


January 26, 2022

Jan. 27, 1972

Last week’s storm that dumped 2.32 inches of rain on Sweet Home and even greater amounts in other areas caused heavier damage locally than in other parts of the Willamette Valley.

At least three bridges were washed out in Eastern Linn County, and numerous slides closed several roads with some still closed for indefinite periods.

Green Peter dam filled from 25 to 75 percent of its capacity, and Foster dam also filled completely.

Also hard hit was the upper Calapooia River area. One bridge across the main river at the Harold Jones place about 10 miles above Holley washed aw...

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