According to a recent article in the Wilsonville Spokesman, The City of Wilsonville's 2013 Water Quality Report shows that "in every category of chemical measurement that the city's water quality surpasses all federal standards for drinking water."
Tualatin Valley Water District selects Willamette River as future water source, The Oregonian, April 24, 2013
Hillsboro's trek to the Willamette River could begin soon, others to follow as suburbs plan for growth, The Oregonian, February 11, 2013
From the photographer: "This is an east-facing view of the Willamette River, with area hills (including Mt. Pisgah) in the background."
From the photographer: "This bridge is located at the north end of Salem Oregon's Riverfront Park, and has now been converted to pedestrian & bicycle use "
From the photographer: "There are still three places in Oregon to cross the Willamette River by ferryboat. They exist because it is more cost effective than building a bridge for the limited amount of traffic. They are located on country roads, and are popular for car clubs, motorcyclists and bicyclists. This is the Buena Vista Ferry, between Independence and Albany."
From the photographer: "An irrigation canal from the Willamette River cuts through the farmlands on Sauvie Island. The wooden barrier prevents pleasure boats from entering it. This island is between two large rivers, the Willamette and Columbia. This canal empties into the Columbia."