Oregon Water Science Center

Data and Tools

We collect data from Oregon lakes and streams, groundwater, landscapes, and ecosystems. Here's where you can access the information we've gathered, including our Oregon Monthly Water Availability Report.

Water Data

Surface Water

Surface Water

Streamflow measurements are vital to understanding stream conditions. We monitor over 200 streams in Oregon.

Streamflow Data

Water Quality

Water Quality

Monitoring water quality is important for protecting human and ecosystem health. We monitor rivers, streams, and lakes around the state.

Water-Quality Data

Groundwater

Groundwater

The USGS monitors groundwater levels throughout much of Oregon. The data are used to determine sustainable pumping rates for irrigation and domestic supplies.

Groundwater Data
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Date published: January 8, 2018

Models of the Klamath River from Link River to Keno Dam

Models of the Klamath River from Link River to Keno Dam were constructed and calibrated by the U.S. Geological Survey for calendar years 2006-09.

Date published: January 8, 2018

Computed instantaneous suspended-sediment concentration in Williamson River

Suspended-sediment concentration data from National Real-Time Water Quality (NRTWQ) website.

Date published: January 5, 2018

McKenzie River Basin Water-Quality Sites

McKenzie River Water Quality and Streamflow Monitors

Date published: January 4, 2018

Tualatin River Basin Water-Quality Sites

Map of currently active monitors in the Tualatin River Basin, Oregon.

Date published: January 4, 2018

Tualatin River Basin Water-Quality Samples

Real-time compilation of water quality samples for Tualatin River Basin from USGS National Water Information System (NWIS).

Date published: January 1, 2018

Mean annual recharge from irrigation, inches, upper Umatilla River Basin, Oregon, 1985 - 2007

This data set contains mean annual recharge due to infiltration of irrigation water, in millimeters and inches, within the upper Umatilla River Basin, Oregon for years 1985-2007. These data were originally generated for the Columbia Plateau model of Ely and others (2014) using methods described in Bauer and Vaccaro, 1990 and Kahle and others, 2011. These data were modified as described in the...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Mean annual recharge from precipitation, inches (x 1000), upper Umatilla River Basin, Oregon, 1981 - 2010

This data set contains mean annual recharge due to infiltration of precipitation, in inches (x 1000), within the upper Umatilla River Basin, Oregon, for calendar years 1981 - 2010. Recharge due to infiltration of precipitation is estimated using a regression method developed by Bauer and Vaccaro (1990) that relates annual recharge to annual precipitation. Gridded mean annual precipitation for...

Date published: January 1, 2018

Upper Umatilla River Basin, Oregon zoned study area

This polygon shapefile is the delineation of the upper Umatilla River study area boundary. It is split into two regions, the Blue Mountains and the Lowland Plains, as described in the processing steps. These data were used to analyze precipitation and recharge in the study area as a whole and in the two regions.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Predictions from the updated SPARROW suspended sediment models developed for western Oregon and northwestern California

This file contains estimates of long-term mean annual suspended-sediment loads for western Oregon and northwestern California as predicted by the USGS SPARROW model (Wise, 2018). This application of the SPARROW model used the NHDPlus Version 2 as a hydrologic framework and represented 2012 conditions.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Upper Umatilla River Basin, Oregon selected subbasins

This polygon shapefile includes selected delineated subbasins (watersheds) of streams within the upper Umatilla River Basin, Oregon. These subbasins, referred to by the name of their stream gages, are 1.) Umatilla River above Meacham Creek, near Gibbon, Oregon, 2.) Meacham Creek at Gibbon, Oregon, 3.) Isqu'ulktpe Creek near Gibbon, Oregon, 4.) Moonshine Creek near Mission, Oregon, 5.)...

Date published: December 20, 2017

Water Surface Images of Willow Creek Reservoir in Heppner, Oregon (2015 and 2016)

A camera was deployed to monitor cyanobacterial surface blooms occurring in Willow Creek Reservoir in Heppner, Oregon. The camera was positioned above the water and facing downwards to achieve the desired contrast in colors.

Date published: December 15, 2017

Harney Basin Data Mapper

Map viewer of groundwater sites in the Harney Basin, Oregon