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Oregon Water Science Center
2130 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 251-3200
Fax: (503) 251-3470
E-mail: info-or@usgs.gov

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ABOUT THE OREGON WSC

Oregon Water Science Center Studies

Surface Water Monitoring Stations

Contact: Keith Overton

Background

Surface-water information is needed for purposes of surveillance, planning, design, hazard warning, operation, and management in water-related fields such as water supply, hydroelectric power, flood control, irrigation, bridge and culvert design, wildlife management, pollution abatement, flood-plain management, and water resources development. To provide this information an extensive data base is necessary.

Objectives

  • To collect surface-water data sufficient to satisfy needs for uses such as:
    • Water-resource assessments
    • Reservoir operation
    • Forecasting
    • Industrial operations
    • Waste disposal
    • Pollution controls
    • Water-quality analyses
    • Compact and legal requirements
    • Research or special studies


  • To collect data necessary to define the statistical properties of and trends in water in streams, lakes, estuaries, etc., for use in planning and design.

Streamflow Monitoring Network

The Oregon network collects the following data:

  • Discharge at about 270 continuous-record gaging stations on streams, canals, and drains
  • Discharge at 47 partial-record and miscellaneous-measurement sites
  • Water quality at 127 stream sites
  • Water quality at 1 atmospheric deposition station
  • Water quality at 12 ground-water sites
  • Stage and/or contents for 26 lakes and reservoirs

Synoptic Seepage Studies

Bathymetric Surveys

OTHER SURFACE WATER STUDIES

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