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Date published: November 13, 2018

Post-Wildfire Playbook

New post-wildfire resource guide now available to help communities cope with flood and debris flow danger.

Date published: September 20, 2018

Lunchtime Seminar Series (Fall 2018)

Our lunchtime seminars are held Tuesdays from 12pm to 1 pm PT. The science lectures are held at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center at 2130 SW 5th Avenue in Portland, OR. The presentations are informal and are open to the public. Please, bring your lunch.

Date published: July 24, 2018

Preparing for the Dirty Jobs - HAZWOPER

Preparation is key, especially when it comes to hazard spill response. A select few USGS staff train in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) each year.

Date published: June 25, 2018

USGS Trains Klamath Tribal Community on Sediment Sampling

USGS hydrologists provide training to environmental program staff from five tribes along the lower Klamath River on how to sample for suspended sediment.

Date published: May 30, 2018

USGS Leads Tour of Upper Klamath Basin

USGS hydrologist Liam Schenk presents to fishery bioloigsts about water-quality conditions in Upper Klamath Basin.

Date published: May 8, 2018

USGS Science Aids Toxics Reduction Steering Committee

Hydrologist Kurt Carpenter speaks to the WIllamette River Toxics Reduction Steering Committee at the Oregon Department of Envrionmental Quality about USGS Clackamas MS4 Pesticide Study.

Date published: April 30, 2018

Technicians Keep Abreast of New Techniques and Technologies

This week a significant number of the Oregon Water Science Center staff will travel to Camp Rilea to learn or refresh their hydrological skills.

Date published: April 24, 2018

Scientist to Discuss Exchange of Groundwater and Upper Klamath Lake

Hydrologist Nicholas Corson-Dosch will be talking May 2nd at the Klamath Basin Monitoring Program meeting at the Karuk Community Center in Yreka, CA. The title of the talk is "Vertical Hydraulic Gradient at the Sediment-Water Interface in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2017."

Date published: April 18, 2018

After the Flames: The Science behind the Eagle Creek Fire Response

USGS Hydrologist presents talk about the flooding and debris flow hazards that exist after the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire at "Science on Tap" presentation.

Date published: April 10, 2018

Lunchtime Seminar Series (Spring 2018)

In Spring Term, 2018, the USGS lunchtime seminar is a joint seminar series with the Portland State University School of the Environment (SOE) and Oregon State University.  Seminars are on Tuesdays from noon to 1:00 pm, April 3 through June 5, 2018.

The Spring 2018 seminars are held on PSU's campus at: Fifth Avenue Cinema building, ...

Date published: February 20, 2018

Scientist Travels to Tennessee to Talk about Extreme Floods on the Tennessee River

Exploring past floods helps scientists better understand what may happen with the next big flood.

Date published: February 12, 2018

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Measured in Water and Suspended Solids in the Columbia River Estuary

Scientists Present on "Emerging Contaminants in Coastal and Marine Ecosystems" at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting