Oregon Water Science Center

Data and Tools

We collect data from Oregon lakes and streams, groundwater, landscapes, and ecosystems. The Water Data link below is where you can access some of the information we've gathered, which is also available from our Oregon Monthly Water Availability Report, the Water Dashboard, and the Surface Water Flow Trends mapper.

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 5, 2017

Johnson Creek Basin Groundwater Sites

Map-based groundwater level data.

Date published: January 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

Date published: January 1, 2017

Multi-stressor Predictive Models of Invertebrate Condition in the Corn Belt, U.S.A.

The data set includes the macroinvertebrate metrics calculated by IDAS software (Cuffney 2003, USGS OFR 03-172) for the Midwest Stream Quality Assessment (MSQA). Invert data is taxonomic data that has been summarized into variables called metrics that summarize various components of the taxonomic data. The original taxonomic data comes from USGS BioData.

Date published: January 1, 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. The water-surface elevations were surveyed by using a real-time kinematic global positioning system (RTK-GPS) at each pressure sensor location. These water-surface elevations were logged over a small range of discharges, from

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

Date published: January 1, 2017

Beaver dam locations in the Tualatin Basin, Oregon (ver. 2.0, November 2019)

This ArcGIS shapefile shows the known locations of beaver dams in the Tualatin Basin. The dam location information was generated by multiple local agencies, groups, and organizations. The local sources had identified the beaver dams between 2011 and 2019. USGS worked with these local sources to combine all data into one inventory.

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 kine...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Beaver activity locations in the Tualatin Basin, Oregon, between 2013 and 2016

This ArcGIS shapefile shows the known locations of beaver activity (including beaver chews, lodges, and dams) in the Tualatin Basin. USGS was intending to collect information about the locations of beaver dams. Often, the GPS coordinates of dams were not known, but the beaver-affected areas were known. The information about locations with beaver activity was generated by multiple loca

Date published: January 1, 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. In addition, data for total nitrogen and chlorophyll a were collected. Optical absorbance and fluorescen

Date published: January 1, 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. In addition, data for total nitrogen and chlorophyll a were collected. Optical absorbance and fluorescence properties...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Datasets of High-throughput DNA Sequencing, Genetic Fingerprinting, and Quantitative PCR from Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2013-14

Monitoring the community structure and metabolic activities of cyanobacterial blooms in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, is critical to lake management because these blooms degrade water quality and produce toxic microcystins that are harmful to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Genetic tools, such as DNA fingerprinting by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP)

Date published: November 22, 2016

Photographs of Willow Creek Reservoir near Heppner, OR

Interactive photograph viewer used to see changes to Willow Creek Reservoir. Includes 5 cameras. Best viewing starts after September 17, 2016.