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City deploys containment booms along Johnson Creek to prevent eco damage in Main City Park

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - The city of Gresham used containment booms to stop the spread of gasoline discovered in Johnson Creek over the weekend.  The city of Gresham deployed a series of containment booms across the waters of Johnson Creek that runs through Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave., to clean up a gasoline spill.

The containment booms, which are temporary floating barriers that concentrate contaminants to be easily removed via skimmer or vacuum, were strung across the creek Saturday morning, June 18, after the gasoline spill was discovered around Tsuru Island Japanese Garden.

City staff estimates less than a gallon was spilled, and that the booms were largely able to remove the spill, minimizing the impact on the ecosystem further downstream. It is unclear what caused the spill. Staff think someone may have tossed a small gas can into the creek, though no evidence has been located.

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