In the News

Date News Article
11/3/21 Emergency repairs completed at dam - City moves closer to replacement
10/29/21 Nov. 1 council meeting includes hearing on dusk-to-dawn closure of Big Creek
10/28/21 Big Creek Dam Funding – Finally finding a way forward toward a long awaited water project
9/23/21 Quakes threaten Oregon dams as lack of funding stalls improvements
8/20/21 Sen.Jeff Merkley visits Newport Big Creek Dam
7/6/21 Legislature Funds Newport’s Big Creek Dam Project
6/28/21 $14M for Big Creek Dams - Big Dollars and Big Wins for the District - News from Rep.David Gomberg
4-7-21 Gomberg ‘wishlists’ funding for eight county projects
4-5-21 The good, the bad and the uncertain
12-10-20 Brown trying to resurrect projects killed by COVID-19 fallout
March 2020

Municipal Water Leader

Mayor Dean Sawyer

In our cover story, we interview Dean Sawyer, the mayor of Newport, Oregon, which relies for its water supplies on two dams that suffer from seepage and are at risk of catastrophic failure in the case of a significant earthquake. Mr. Sawyer tell us about the urgency of finding funding to replace Newport’s dams before a disaster occurs.