Hazardous Material Spill Prevention
The CRWP has identified hazardous materials spills as being a high risk factor that could affect drinking water quality in the Clackamas River watershed. Potential spills from commercial and industrial areas, railroad lines, transportation activities along I-205, HWY 26 (crosses North Fork of Deep Creek near junction of HWY 26 and 212), HWY 211 and HWY 212/224, and road bridges crossing the Clackamas River are of particular concern.
As part of a proactive effort to help our first responders act rapidly and avoid the initial confusion that often accompanies a spill, the CRWP has been developing a GIS-based emergency response plan for the Clackamas River watershed. The purpose of this plan is to:
- Provide the location and intensity of potential contaminant sources
- Identify critical resources to be prioritized for protection in the event of a spill (e.g. surface water intakes and sensitive habitat)
- Outline site specific spill response strategies, equipment availability, command post locations, first responder bases, and other logistical information
- Identify potential spill response constraints, including seasonal weather patterns and access issues, reach-specific flow velocities, and infrastructure such as narrow roads and bridge loading rates.
The CRWP received a State Revolving Fund Drinking Water Protection Grant to develop outreach materials and technical assistance programs for industrial customers in the Clackamas Industrial Area around hazardous material spill prevention.
Financial Assistance Program
Technical Assistance Programs