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Jim Cole

Talking Waters Garden

Albany, Oregon, USA

June 13, 2015, 17:10 UTC (10:10 am local time)

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© 2015 Jim Cole, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

This was taken at Talking Waters Garden, a new kind of water reclamation system. Instead of building a traditional industrial water treatment plant, several cities and businesses partnered to make something novel. They built a series of ponds to cool and clean water from several nearby cities and industrial plants. From the description on the site's web page:

"The Albany-Millersburg Talking Water Gardens is the first public/private engineering project of its kind in the United States: a constructed treatment wetland designed to provide an additional level of natural treatment for a combined municipal and industrial wastewater flow. It will be the final step in returning this treated water safely to the Willamette River – a treatment option its designers say has more than twice the natural resource value of conventional alternatives."

In addition to the ponds, there are a number of waterfalls throughout the garden, which give it the name "Talking Waters". You can see one of them in the right side of the opening picture.
http://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/public-works/wastewater-services/twg

Location

USA-Canada / USA-Oregon

Lat: 44° 38' 48.89" N
Long: 123° 4' 13.84" W

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Nikon D300, Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye, Nodal Ninja 5, PTGui, Pano2VR, Photoshop
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