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Oxbow springs is a source of pristine water gushing from the base of steep cliff walls that dominate the Cascade Locks skyline. The spring, seen here near the Oxbow Fish Hatchery, is at the center of a continuing controversy, as the interests of environmental groups clash with potential economic development.

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CL looks to expedite Nestlé bottling plant

City of Cascade Locks officials say they have found a way to help move along a Nestlé water bottling plant that has been in a state of arrested development for years due to appeals from environmental groups.

December 24, 2014 midnight read more..

OWRC upholds ruling on Oxbow water right

A proposal to build a Nestlé water bottling plant in the Gorge took a small step forward on Thursday when a state commission ruled that a water right the corporation needed for the bottling plant should not be canceled despite the concerns of environmental groups.

August 23, 2014 midnight read more..

Leaders change, Nestlé proceeds

Some of the first specific steps needed to secure water resources for a proposed Nestlé bottling facility are now under way for the City of Cascade Locks, despite a roller-coaster of leadership.

February 5, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..

Cascade Locks prepares for Nestlé with due diligence

A new joint committee for economic development (JCED) in Cascade Locks held its first formational meeting April 12 at City Hall. The partnership, created between the port and city, is aiming for a new era of prosperity for the riverside town.

April 14, 2012 noon read more..


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