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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-473

By D.S. Morgan and D.G. Weatherby


A bibliography containing about 550 references on the hydrogeology of the Willamette Valley was compiled as part of the Puget-Willamette Lowland Regional Aquifer System Analysis study. A separate bibliography was compiled for the Puget Lowland part of the study area. The report is organized into two parts: an author- alphabetized reference list, and a subject index with 81 topic and geographic keywords. Materials referenced include maps, reports, journal articles, theses, and dissertations.


In 1989, the U.S. Geological Survey began a study to describe the ground-water flow systems of the Puget-Willamette Lowland (PWL) in Washington and Oregon. The study was initiated as part of the national Regional Aquifer System Analysis (RASA) program with the goals of "...defining the regional hydrology and geology and establishing a framework of background information on the geology, hydrology and geochemistry of the aquifer system..."(Sun, 1986). The PWL-RASA study area extends from southern British Columbia, Canada to west-central Oregon. The geology and hydrology of the northern part of the study area, the Puget-Lowland, differs considerably from that of the Willamette Valley in the southern part. Consequently, separate bibliographies were compiled for each part of the study area. Selected references for the Puget-Lowland were compiled by Jones (1991). The purpose of this report is to present, for the Willamette Valley, Oregon (fig. 1), a bibliography of selected references in hydrology, geology, water quality and other water resource related fields. Because the hydrogeology of the Willamette Valley is related to that of the adjacent Coast and Cascade Ranges, the bibliography includes pertinent references for these provinces as well. The bibliography is not intended to be a complete list of references. The references included represent published and unpublished works considered by the authors to have particular significance or relevance to understanding the ground-water resources of the Willamette Valley. The bibliography contains about 550 references including reports, maps, journal articles, theses and dissertations. References were compiled by: (1) querying local, state and Federal agencies, consulting firms, and university libraries; (2) locating previously published bibliographies; and (3) searching bibliographic databases. Each reference was indexed from a list of 68 subject keywords and 13 geographic (county) keywords. The report is organized into two parts. Part I is a list of complete bibliographic citations, alphabetized by author. Part II is a subject index to the references in which the reference number and title of each refernce is listed by topic/geographic keyword. Numbers are used to cross reference Part I and II.


Jones, M.A., 1991, Selected references for the Puget-Willamtte Lowland Regional Aquifer System Analysis, Puget Sound Lowland, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-584, 55 p.

Sun, R.J. (editor), 1986, Regional Aquifer-System Analysis Program of the U.S. Geological Survey--Summary of projects, 1978-84: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1002, 264 p.

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