Chrissy Lucas

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Ground Water Quality Outreach Program Coordinator

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Content by Chrissy Lucas

Irrigate Wisely to Protect Groundwater

Apr 2011
Protecting groundwater should be a concern for every Oregon resident. Most rural residents rely on groundwater for drinking, watering livestock, and irrigation of gardens and/or agricultural crops. Thereby, it is important to follow some best management practices to reduce to non-point source pollution. Nonpoint source pollution is contamination that cannot be attributed to one large ...

By Chrissy Lucas | Article

How can I protect my duck egg?

Apr 2018
We have a pair of Mallards stop by and hang out in our pool for a few weeks every year. Our dogs are used to them and give the ducks a wide berth when they walk by the pool. I just noticed that in the last few hours, the hen laid an egg on the deck by our pool. The egg is in no way in a nest as you can see by the photo (the egg is the ...

By Chrissy Lucas | Featured Question

Can I leave my garden hoses outside this winter?

Oct 2017
If I unhook my garden hoses from the faucet, can I leave them outside? I always turn off the outside water for the winter. But will it damage a hose to leave it outside ?

By Chrissy Lucas | Featured Question

Twelve Simple Things You Can Do to Protect Your Well Water / Doce pasos sencillos para proteger su agua de pozo

Apr 2017
Practical tips on protecting well water. Consejos prácticos para proteger el agua del pozo.

By Chrissy Lucas, Maggie Livesay | OSU Extension Catalog

Keeping Your Well Water Well / Agua limpia en su pozo

Apr 2017
Tips for making sure a well is properly constructed and maintained, and that the water is safe to drink. Consejos prácticos para asegurarse de que un pozo ha sido construido y mantenido correctamente, y que el agua del pozo se puede beber.

By Chrissy Lucas, Maggie Livesay | OSU Extension Catalog

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