Beaver Creek

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Wild horses drinking at a stream in Oregon. (Bureau of Land Management)

Beaver Creek

Fuel Spill | Warm Springs Reservation, Oregon | March 1999


What Happened?

On March 4, 1999, an American Transport, Inc. tanker truck jackknifed on State Route 26. The truck spilled 5,388 gallons of unleaded gasoline onto the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Most of the spilled fuel flowed overland into Beaver Butte Creek just above its confluence with Beaver Creek, a tributary to the Warm Springs River.