I wish all of Portland's city bureaus were as eager to disseminate information as the Water Bureau is. Last week, we got the news about a missing plaque. Today, news of skinny dipping in the Mt. Tabor Reservoir!
Portland Water Bureau finds skinny dippers in Mt. Tabor reservoir
PORTLAND, Ore--Portland Water Bureau discovered two people skinny dipping in Mt. Tabor Reservoir 6 early Saturday morning. Water Bureau security personnel spotted the swimmers, who were skinny dipping, and notified the Portland Police Bureau, who apprehended and removed the individuals from the reservoir at approximately 3:00 am and issued trespass citations.
Apprehended were Ryan Langsdorf, age 28 and Ashley Moyer, age 23.
Reservoir 6 is divided into two sections. The section that the swimmers were caught in is currently off-line. Had it been in use at the time, the Water Bureau would have been forced to shut off the reservoir and consider dumping millions of gallons of water, as was done earlier this spring when someone dumped a gallon of latex paint, a construction cone, and hundreds of flyers into the reservoir.
"Not only did this foolish act threaten the cleanliness of Portland's drinking water, it was just plain dangerous," said Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff. "These two individuals could have easily found themselves in a precarious situation where extremely cold water temperatures and a difficult rescue situation could have made drowning a real possibility."
The Water Bureau will work with authorities to pursue this case to the fullest extent of the law.
I wonder if they let the dippers get dressed before apprehending them?