Clackamas River History

For more than 125 years, we’ve been powering Oregonians at work and at home. Our history is entwined with the region’s history, and nowhere is that truer than along the Clackamas River.

One example is River Mill dam. Rail lines built to carry workers and materials to the construction site also brought tourism to the region, leading to the founding of the city of Estacada.

As the oldest operating Ambursen dam on the West Coast, River Mill also marked a turning point toward more efficient use of raw materials in dam construction.

Take a glance at the slideshow for more on the rich history we share with the Clackamas and the entire Portland region.

Learn more about the history of salmon and steelhead populations in the Clackamas River Basin.

Electrifying Portland Slideshow

Estacada depot electrified

See full slideshow on Flickr.