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[[File:East shoreline just South of Steel Bridge.jpg|thumb|The Willamette looking southwest from the north end of the [[Eastbank Esplanade]]]]
 
The Willamette River is a tributary of the [[Columbia River]] and runs north through Portland. It is the north-south axis of Portlands [[Five Quadrants]], separating the Eastside from the Westside.
 
The Willamette River is a tributary of the [[Columbia River]] and runs north through Portland. It is the north-south axis of Portlands [[Five Quadrants]], separating the Eastside from the Westside.
  
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==Pollution==
 
==Pollution==
 
On May 18, 2010, sewage was discharged into the river, prompting government officials to warn citizens. <ref>http://www.katu.com/news/local/94140589.html</ref>
 
On May 18, 2010, sewage was discharged into the river, prompting government officials to warn citizens. <ref>http://www.katu.com/news/local/94140589.html</ref>
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In around May or June, someone urinated in a local reservoir. About maybe 8 million gallons were drained from the reservoir. Should the river be drained and then refilled so as to clean it? You be the judge! You can discuss it at [[proposals]].
  
 
==Bridges crossing the Willamette River==
 
==Bridges crossing the Willamette River==

Latest revision as of 18:29, 19 December 2011

The Willamette looking southwest from the north end of the Eastbank Esplanade

The Willamette River is a tributary of the Columbia River and runs north through Portland. It is the north-south axis of Portlands Five Quadrants, separating the Eastside from the Westside.

In the early decades of Portland's history, the river was also referred to as the Wallamet or the Wallamette.

Pollution

On May 18, 2010, sewage was discharged into the river, prompting government officials to warn citizens. [1]

In around May or June, someone urinated in a local reservoir. About maybe 8 million gallons were drained from the reservoir. Should the river be drained and then refilled so as to clean it? You be the judge! You can discuss it at proposals.

Bridges crossing the Willamette River

References

  1. http://www.katu.com/news/local/94140589.html