Watershed Management

The Clackamas River provides the region with a safe, dependable, and renewable water supply. Providing clean drinking water supplies at Clackamas River Water (CRW) requires us to understand the river and watershed. It is also important for those of us who depend on the river to be aware of its uses and role in the region. Management of the river must strike a balance among protecting the river as an ecosystem, maintaining legitimate community uses, and respecting the interests and property rights of those who own its shore lands.

The Clackamas River has been the source of our drinking water for more than 50 years. We work tirelessly to protect the river and its watershed. You can help. The first step is simply to getting to know your river. This is an informative, 18-minute film of the history and importance of the Clackamas River, created in partnership by The City of Lake Oswego, The Clackamas River Water Providers, and Clackamas River Water.

Apart from the protection afforded by local, state and federal regulatory programs, and the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers program, the Clackamas River’s future as a community asset rests most squarely on the willingness of individuals and the towns along the river to be careful stewards of it. The Clackamas River Watershed can be simultaneously protected and utilized if landowners, town boards, recreationists, and the state and federal governments are well informed about its unique attributes and work to safeguard them. Mindful of this reality, Clackamas River Water works closely with state and government entities as a member of the Clackamas River Water Providers an alliance of the municipal water providers on the Clackamas River to fund and coordinate efforts regarding water resource planning and management. For more information on the Clackamas River Water Providers visit www.clackamasproviders.org.

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Contracting Opportunities Available

CRW currently has two new contracting opportunities:

1. Highway 224 Intertie, CIP
2. Request for Qualifications, Water Treatment Master Plan

Construction Alert

From December 4, 2018 through June 2019 intermittent lane closures will occur, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, from S Gronlund Road to 16541 Hattan Road in Oregon City for waterline construction.

Next Meeting: January 22, 2019

The Clackamas River Water (CRW) Board of Commissioners will hold a Work Session on January 22, 2019 at 6:00PM.    The…

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Clackamas River Water (CRW or the District)…