Oregon Water Science Center

Landscape Processes

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Date published: August 28, 2018
Status: Active

Nehalem Bay Sediment Study

Assessment of Sedimentation Changes in the Nehelam Bay, Oregon

Date published: August 8, 2018
Status: Active

Geomorphic Response to Fall Creek Lake Drawdowns

The USGS has been documenting the geomorphic response to the annual Fall Creek Lake drawdown since 2011.

Date published: April 24, 2018
Status: Active

Oregon Data Release(s)

As a federal research agency, the USGS collects natural resource data all across Oregon. These data may be stored in a variety of databases, including our National Water Information System (NWIS). Other data are stored in the ScienceBase Catalog. Here are recent ...

Contacts: Casie Smith
Date published: April 20, 2018
Status: Active

Oregon Geomorphic Studies

Assessing channel change, habitat health, and flood hazards across Oregon rivers and streams.

Contacts: J. Rose Wallick
Date published: January 31, 2018
Status: Active

Vertical Hydraulic Gradient at the Sediment-Water Interface in Upper Klamath Lake

"The goal of this project is to characterize the vertical hydraulic gradient at the sediment-water interface in Upper Klamath Lake."

Date published: January 23, 2018
Status: Active

SPARROW Model Assessments of Nutrients and Suspended Sediment in the Pacific Northwest and California

SPARROW can be used to relate water-quality data to landscape characteristics, such as natural properties and human activities

Contacts: Daniel R Wise
Date published: December 1, 2017
Status: Active

Sediment Fingerprinting in the Upper Klamath Basin

Sediment fingerprinting has been used successfully to identify land uses that are the major sources of sediment. This study will apply these techniques in a predominantly rural, volcanic landscape.

Contacts: Liam Schenk
Date published: November 30, 2017
Status: Active

Effects of Highway Runoff on Water Quality

"SELDM facilitates analysis by providing precipitation, pre-storm streamflow, and other variables by region or from hydrologically similar sites."

Date published: October 11, 2017
Status: Completed

Chetco River Gravel Transport Study

In 2009, the USGS completed a comprehensive study of gravel transport and storage along the lower Chetco River. 

Contacts: J. Rose Wallick
Date published: August 29, 2017
Status: Active

Upper Klamath Basin Studies

In 1992, the USGS began studying possible causes for the change in trophic status of Upper Klamath Lake. Since then research has expanded to include groundwater, geomorphology, streamflow forecasting, and fish ecology.

Date published: August 22, 2017
Status: Active

Willamette River Studies

Welcome to the Willamette River Study page. Here you will find links to USGS research for the Willamette River and the Willamette River Basin.

Date published: December 7, 2015
Status: Completed

Geomorphology of the Sprague River Basin

The USGS documents historical and current channel and floodplain processes and conditions to assist management and regulatory agencies in evaluating restoration proposals and designing effective restoration and monitoring strategies for the Sprague River and its principle tributaries. The study involves multiple analyses, including assessments of historical channel change, riparian and...

Contacts: Jim E O'Connor