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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Powell Butte, Portland, Oregon"
Includes ... Powell Butte ... Boring Lava Cone ... Portland ...
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Yellow-rumped Warbler, Powell Butte, Oregon. Image taken April 20, 2011.


Powell Butte, Oregon ...
Powell Butte is a Boring Lava Cone located in southeast Portland near Johnson Creek. In 1987 the City officially established Powell Butte as a nature park and the park was opened to the public in 1990. Powell Butte is home to Portland Water Bureau underground reservoirs. The first was built in the 1970s and went online in 1981. The second underground reservoir is currently being built and officials hope to have it online by 2014.

According to "koin.com" website (September 29, 2014):

"PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) ó Nearly a year behind schedule, the new $138 million Powell Butte Reservoir is now open and fully functional. Both 25 million gallon tanks of the underground project at Powell Butte are full of water, feeding Portlandís homes and businesses. ...   One tank opened in July and the second tank opened at the beginning of this month. ...   The Powell Butte Reservoir is next to another underground reservoir that opened 30 years ago. Work is currently in progress on another underground reservoir at Kelly Butte. The city said that will be finished in Summer 2015."


Powell Butte Nature Park ...
"Acreage: 612 ...
Acquired in 1925; open to the public in 1990 ...
Over nine miles of trails ..."

"Powell Butte Nature Park is an extinct volcano and is Portlandís second-largest park after Forest Park. In 1925 the Portland Water Bureau purchased the land for future water reservoirs and leased the northeast portion to Henry Anderegg, a farmer and owner of Meadowland Crest Dairy. The city continued leasing to Anderegg until 1948 when the farming pasture was discontinued. But cows still grazed on the acreage to preserve the pasture land. In 1981 a 50-million gallon underground reservoir was built that serves as the hub of the Water Bureauís distribution system. A second 50-million gallon reservoir is expected to be complete in 2014. The former Powell Valley Water District has three reservoirs on the butte, which are now managed by the Water Bureau

On clear days, five mountains can be seen from the park. It includes over nine miles of trails that are suitable for mountain-biking, horseback riding, and hiking. There is a 0.6 mile paved trail which is disabled-accessible. The park is home to many birds of prey with its open meadows, groves of wild hawthorn trees and forested slopes of Western red cedar, and wetlands near Johnson Creek. Also at home here are raccoons, gray foxes, skunks, bats, squirrels, chipmunks, coyotes, and black-tail mule deer."


Source:    "FriendsOfPowellButte.org" website, 2016.


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Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Sign, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Trails, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Mountain View Trail Sign, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Viewpoint, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Viewpoint, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Viewpoint, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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"Wetlands", Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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"Oak Savannah", Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Bronze snake, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Bronze mouse, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Bronze dragonfly, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Bronze kestrel, Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.
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Powell Butte Nature Park, Powell Butte, Oregon. Sunny to high overcast. Image taken March 26, 2016.


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