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Big Creek Dams

March 2020

Municipal Water Leader

Mayor Dean Sawyer

"In our cover story, we interview Dean Sawyer, the mayor of Newport, Oregon, which relies for its water supplies on two dams that suffer from seepage and are at risk of catastrophic failure in the case of a significant earthquake. Mr. Sawyer tell us about the urgency of finding funding to replace Newport’s dams before a disaster occurs....."

Find more information about the Big Creek Dams Improvement Project here