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Cycle the Well Field
May 21, 2016 at 8:45 am - 1:30 pm
On May 21st the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will be hosting a FREE bicycle tour through Portland’s Columbia South Shore Well Field! Located deep below the Columbia Slough Watershed, the City’s well field is capable of producing close to 100 million gallons of high-quality drinking water per day. The well field is used as an emergency backup for the Bull Run source and to augment our water supply during the summer when demand for water is higher.
Refreshments will be provided and registration is required.
At several stops along the ride, experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will reveal the mysteries of groundwater, discuss how groundwater provides flexibility and reliability to the City’s water supply and explain how we can all protect this important resource. Bring your bike, helmet, water bottle and lunch. Dress for the weather.
Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station
9920 NE Cascades Pkwy
Portland, OR 97220
Length & Difficulty:
Approximately 16 miles over relatively flat terrain, at a slow/moderate pace. Suitable for advanced beginner and intermediate riders due to the length and possible headwinds. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Helmets and pre-registration are required.