Oregon Data Release(s)
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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 datasets accessible through ScienceBase for Oregon.
Below are data or web applications associated with this project.
Date published: April 6, 2018
Water surface elevations recorded by submerged water level loggers in off-channel features of the middle and upper Willamette River, Oregon, Summer, 2016
Water surface elevations within seven Willamette River off-channel features were measured using submerged pressure transducers. Transducers were installed from late May through mid-October, 2016. These pressure transducer data sets were collected to characterize relationships between Willamette River discharges and water surface elevations in off-channel features.
Date published: December 20, 2017
A camera was deployed to monitor cyanobacterial surface blooms occurring in Willow Creek Reservoir in Heppner, Oregon. The camera was positioned above the water and facing downwards to achieve the desired contrast in colors.
Date published: December 11, 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.
Date published: December 6, 2017
High frequency water-quality measurements were collected by the USGS within Willow Creek Reservoir located in Heppner, OR. All measurements were taken at 0.5 meters below the surface with a YSI EXO2 multiparameter sonde. Information collected include location, time, water temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, total chlorophyll, blue-green algae phycocyanin, and turbidity....
Date published: October 17, 2017
USGS met with 13 local groups and organizations around the Portland, Oregon region to collect information regarding the locations of beaver dams in the Tualatin Basin. The local sources had identified beaver dams between 2013 and 2016, and data were compiled by USGS into an ArcGIS shapefile.
Date published: June 27, 2017
Point measurements of temperature and water quality in main-channel and off-channel features of the Willamette River, 2015-16
Water quality point measurements were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey within the main channel Willamette River and its off-channel features in the summer and autumn of 2015 and 2016. All measurements include location, time, temperature, and depth below water surface, while most also include specific conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and pH.
Date published: June 5, 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.
Date published: June 1, 2017
Supplemental data from: Hydraulic characterization of volcanic rocks in Pahute Mesa using an integrated analysis of 16 multiple-well aquifer tests, Nevada National Security Site, 2009–14
This USGS data release represents tabular data and water-level modeling files for the 16 Pahute Mesa multiple-well aquifer tests conducted from 2009–2014. The data release was produced in compliance with the new 'open data' requirements as a way to make the scientific products associated with USGS research efforts and publications available to the public.
Date published: April 19, 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.
Date published: April 19, 2017
The basis for these features is USGS SIR 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.