Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hot this Tuesday morning

Good morning:

Warm enough for you? We in Oregon should never complain about the heat. We get only a few days of really hot weather. We get months and months of rain so this is a treat for us.

The picture here is a stream that runs through downtown Stayton. Very pretty but we call it the Salem Ditch. Dug in the 1930's to serve a grain mill just east of Stayton. There is a gate on the North Santiam River that lets water flow down this stream. It joins Mill Creek just west of Stayton.

We have another stream that runs though Stayton, what we call the Power Canal. Again, dug in far past it was for the power station in downtown Stayton. We cannot fish in the Power Canal but we can fish in the Salem Ditch.

Like the Salem Ditch, the Power Canal has a gate on the North Santiam River east of Stayton to let water flow through it.

I will take some pictures of the Power Canal to show you what it looks like.

Directly to the south of Stayton, on our southern border is the North Santiam River.

This is a short history of rivers of Stayton. Let me know if you have any questions about what I write here.


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