Bob DenOuden graduated from the University of Oregon in 1988 and received a masters degree from the University of Idaho in 1998. He is the GIS Performance Analyst for the City of Bend and a former analyst and geographer with Lane Council of Governments in Eugene. He has interests in Pacific Northwest geography and history, as well as hydrology and "sense of place."
Heppner flood of 1903
In the rolling wheat fields of north-central Oregon's Morrow County lies the city of Heppner. Willow Creek meanders through the center of town, a stream that normally runs only ankle deep by mid-June. After leaving its head-waters in the Blue Mountains, Willow Creek enters a narrow valley through the undulating, …