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: December 13, 2017

Oregon Streamflow Table

Table of current streamflow conditions for 245 site(s) in Oregon.
 

Date published: December 12, 2017

Portland HYDRA Rainfall Network

The HYDRA rainfall network is operated and maintained by the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. Rainfall data are provided with their permission and cooperation.

Date published: December 12, 2017

National Water Information System (NWIS) - Oregon

National Water Information System: Mapper (Oregon)

Date published: December 11, 2017

Dissolved Organic Matter in the Upper Klamath River, Lost River, and Klamath Straits Drain

Data from an Analysis of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Upper Klamath River, Lost River, and Klamath Straits Drain, Oregon and California, 2013–16

Goldman, J.H., 2017, Data from an analysis of dissolved organic matter in the Upper Klamath River, Lost River, and Klamath Straits Drain, Oregon and California, 2013–16: U.S. Geological Survey data release,...

Date published: December 11, 2017

Data from an Analysis of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Upper Klamath River, Lost River, and Klamath Straits Drain, Oregon and California, 2013–16

Concentrations of particulate organic carbon (POC) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC), which together comprise total organic carbon, were measured in a reconnaissance study at sampling sites in the Upper Klamath River, Lost River, and Klamath Straits Drain in 2013–16.

Date published: December 7, 2017

A Baseline Assessment of Contaminant Concentrations in Sediment and Biota in Proximity to Coal Transport Tracks in the Pacific Northwest (2014)

This dataset provides baseline concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), other aromatic organic compounds, mercury (Hg), and trace metal concentrations in sediment and biota collected from two sites along an existing rail line used for coal transport in the Columbia River Gorge, Washington.

Date published: December 6, 2017

Spatial water-quality measurements in Willow Creek Reservoir located in Heppner, Oregon, 2015-2016

High frequency water-quality measurements were collected by the USGS within Willow Creek Reservoir located in Heppner, OR. All measurements were taken at 0.5 meters below the surface with a YSI EXO2 multiparameter sonde. Information collected include location, time, water temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, total chlorophyll, blue-green algae phycocyanin, and turbidity....

Date published: December 1, 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. With the appropriate permissions from USACE, the camera was attached to a railing of the Willow Creek Dam in the northwest corner of the reservoir about 70 feet above the...

Date published: November 30, 2017

Johnson Creek Basin Stream Sites

Find stream data (streamflow, level, and water quality) for Johnson Creek, OR, using a map.

Date published: November 21, 2017

USGS Streamstats (Oregon)

StreamStats is a Web-based tool that provides streamflow statistics, drainage-basin characteristics, and other information for USGS streamgaging stations and for user-selected ungaged sites on streams.

Date published: November 2, 2017

Willamette River in Portland Water-Quality Site

Willamette River at Portland, OR, is one of the most extensively monitoring streams in the US. The monitor located at the Morrsion Bridge in downtown Portland measures thirteen real-time parameters.

Date published: November 1, 2017

Spatial water-quality measurements on August 17, 2016, in Willow Creek Reservoir, Heppner, Oregon.

High frequency water-quality measurements were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey within Willow Creek Reservoir located in Heppner, Oregon. All measurements were taken at 0.5 meters below the surface with a YSI EXO2 multiparameter sonde. Information collected include location, time, water temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, total chlorophyll, blue-green algae...