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: April 18, 2017

Flood Inundation Mapping Data For Johnson Creek near Sycamore, Oregon

The basis for these features is U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report 2017-5024 Flood Inundation Mapping Data for Johnson Creek near Sycamore, Oregon. The domain of the HEC-RAS hydraulic model is a 12.9 mile reach of Johnson Creek from just upstream of SE 174th Avenue in Portland, Oregon to its confluence with the Willamette River. Some of the hydraulics used in the model were...

Date published: April 18, 2017

Flood Inundation Depth for a Flow of 1,450 cfs (stage 12) at Gage 14211500, Johnson Creek near Sycamore, Oregon (sycor_12.tif)

The basis for these features is U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report 2017-5024 Flood Inundation Mapping Data for Johnson Creek near Sycamore, Oregon. The domain of the HEC-RAS hydraulic model is a 12.9 mile reach of Johnson Creek from just upstream of SE 174th Avenue in Portland, Oregon to its confluence with the Willamette River. Some of the hydraulics used in the model were...

Date published: March 30, 2017

Depth to Groundwater in the Portland, Oregon, Area

An interactive map provides access to estimates of depth-to-water and water-table elevation for the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area, along with estimates of their relative uncertainty. 

Date published: March 17, 2017

USGS Water Now data retrieval tool

Current-conditions for water data directly to your mobile phone or email

 

Send an email or text message containing a USGS current-conditions gaging site number and quickly receive a reply with its most recent observation(s).

Date published: March 17, 2017

Water-use data for Oregon

We collect water-use data by area type (state, county, watershed, or aquifer) source (such as rivers or groundwater), and category (such as public supply or irrigation). Oregon water-use data has been reported every 5 years since 1950. The USGS works in cooperation with local, State, and Federal agencies as well as academic and private organizations to collect and report withdrawals.

Date published: March 15, 2017

Oregon Streamflow Data by Basin

View real-time streamflow data in Oregon river basins.

Date published: February 1, 2017

Boat-based river bathymetry and stream velocity on the upper Willamette River, Oregon, Spring 2015

River bathymetry and stream velocity measurements were collected in March 2015 along the upper Willamette River, Oregon, between Eugene and Corvallis. These surveys were collected over a small range of discharges using a real time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) on a motorboat while transecting at various cross sections along the river...

Date published: January 24, 2017

Water surface elevations recorded by submerged pressure transducers along the upper Willamette River, Oregon, Spring, 2015

Water-surface elevations were recorded by submerged pressure transducers in Spring, 2015 along the upper Willamette River, Oregon, between Eugene and Corvallis. These datasets were collected for equipment calibration and validation for the NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission. 

Date published: January 19, 2017

Klamath River Water-Quality Sites

Klamath River water-quality monitoring -- Keno Reach monitors

Date published: January 5, 2017

Johnson Creek Basin Groundwater Sites

Map-based groundwater level data.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Water surface elevations recorded by submerged water level loggers along the upper Deschutes River, Oregon, between Benham and Dillon Falls, Summer, 2016

Water-surface elevations were recorded by 17 submerged water level loggers between March and October, 2016 along a 3 kilometer reach of the upper Deschutes River, Oregon. 15 water level loggers were installed along the channel margins and 2 loggers were placed in off-channel wetland ponds. Submerged depths recorded at each logger were converted to water surface elevations using real-time...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes May/June 1996 bathymetric mapping project

Bathymetric data were collected over all boatable areas of Upper Klamath and Agency Lakes, located in South-Central Oregon, in May and June of 1996. Areas that were too shallow (less than 1.2m) and/or covered with aquatic vegetation were not mapped. A 21ft tunnel-hull boat was fitted with an adjustable transducer mount on the stern. The transducer was mounted on the starboard side of the...