Subscriber content preview
January 22, 2013
Ashland considers ‘wetland park' to handle effluent, help salmon
Estimated to cost $800,000, the channel and pond system is one of three possible ways the city can meet its required effluent-cooling targets.
By MARK FREEMAN
Medford Mail Tribune
AP Photo/The Medford Mail Tribune, Jamie Lusch
Ashland is facing a requirement from the state to do something about warm, treated sewage effluent it dumps into Ashland Creek, which then flows into Bear Creek, shown here. Warm water can be harmful to fish.
ASHLAND, Ore. — The snowy egret, great blue heron and a family of otters that now share an Ashland city pond could see their home become part of an effort to improve water quality and salmon habitat in Ashland Creek without ever knowing it.
. . .