Horsethief Landfill Closure ProgressHorsethief landfill was closed and put to bed in 1993. Here is how it looked in October 2000.
Horsethief Landfill Closure ProjectNatural grasses are becoming firmly established on the old landfill site. About 80% of the disturbed surface is now covered with vegetation. This was no small task given the sandy gravel soil, strong dry winds, and southern exposure.
Above: Horsethief Landfill cap showing erosion control features.
Above: Environmental engineers perform air monitoring tests.
Above: Lined channels inhibit erosion by water runoff from landfill cap surface. Columbia River in background.
Above: June of 2007 view from the air.
Above: April 2009 view from Dalles Mountain Road.
Date of Source Material: 9/18/2009
Source: Klickitat County Solid Waste
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