Sanitary Sewer Overflow Due to Vandalism, Warning Signs Still Posted

Due to vandalism, sewage has overflowed directly into Mill Creek and into the Columbia River. The sewer pipe has been cleared and the pipe has been repaired. No more sewage is overflowing.

Out of an abundance of caution, signs have been placed at locations of public river access on the Oregon shore of the Columbia River, from The Dalles Riverfront Park to West Mayer Park boat launch. The signs say: “Warning - Contaminated Water - No water contact” and give phone numbers to call for information.  These signs will remain in place at least until Thursday September 29, 2022 to allow time for water quality testing. Read the full press release here.

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City of The Dalles, OR

About The Dalles Police Department

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We are a diverse group of law enforcement professionals who share a passion for safety, community partnership, and arresting people who want to reduce our quality of life.   We work closely with the District Attorney's office to hold these people accountable for their actions.

We are progressive in our training, equipment, and community service.  We encourage “outside the box” thinking and will entertain any project that increases the livability of our community  and visitors.  

We have a great relationship with our law enforcement partners which includes the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Hood River Sheriff's Office and Hood River Police Department, Sherman County Sheriff's Office, FBI and DEA to name a few.

The Dalles is centrally located in the Columbia River Gorge with a 365 day recreation calendar.  We are located on the bank of the Columbia river and just  50 minutes from Mt. Hood's premier ski resort; minutes from premier wind surfing and kite boarding areas, a few hours to the Oregon Coast and a short drive away from premier fly fishing locations.  Hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing, hunting and more      

To view current employment opportunities click here:  Current Employment Opportunities

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