Oregon Water Science Center

Water Quality

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Date published: May 1, 2011
Status: Active

McKenzie River Source Water Study

Drinking water for the city of Eugene, Oregon, is drawn from the McKenzie River, a high-quality source that is nonetheless threatened by urban, agricultural, and forestry land uses upstream as well as by changes in water management in the watershed. In 2002, the USGS began monitoring dissolved pesticides in the McKenzie River and its tributaries.

Date published: October 5, 2007

Yakima River Water-Quality Studies

From 1986 to 2009, the USGS studied various aspects of watershed health in the Yakima River Basin. The results from these studies have been published and are available online.

Contacts: Daniel R Wise