Drawdown straining water treatment


November 15, 2023

Provided by Brian Stone Photography

Convergence of the North Santiam and South Santiam Rivers.

Members of the Sweet Home community will have a chance to bring their concerns directly to the Army Corps of Engineers in a town hall meeting next Monday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. The announcement was made during a city council meeting held on Monday, Nov. 13 where councilors discussed the Green Peter drawdown's impacts on Sweet Home's water quality.

During the meeting, City Manager Kelcey Young pointed out that usually this time of year, turbidity (cloudiness of the water) measures 40 NTU. This Autumn, the city has seen averages between 100 and 400 NTU, according to Young. They're also using...

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