Water management and conservation

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New analysis reveals challenges for drought management in Oregon’s Willamette River Basin

In Oregon’s Willamette River Basin, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were introduced in advance and upstream from the locations where droughts are likely to cause shortages, according to a new study.

Chris Branam | Jul 15, 2019 | News Story

Economic analysis provides watershed moment for environmental groups

Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local water quality. 

Chris Branam | Oct 11, 2018 | News Story

Ecological Effects of Tide Gate Upgrade or Removal: A Literature Review and Knowledge Synthesis

This document reports on findings, conclusions and recommendations derived from scientific literature and knowledge regarding the effectiveness of tide gate removal or upgrade in improving conditions for Oregon’s native migratory fish species.

Sep 2018 | OSU Sea Grant Publication

Flooded Fields and Drainage Ditches of the Willamette Valley

Flooded fields and drainage ditches of the Willamette Valley / Habitat legacies for native fish and wildlife.

Guillermo Giannico | Sep 2012 | Video

NSF awards $1.8 million to OSU-Utah collaboration to estimate U.S. plant transpiration

With a $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation, scientists at Oregon State University and the University of Utah are teaming up to make initial estimates of U.S. plant transpiration.

Chris Branam | Aug 29, 2018 | News Story

Oregon WaterWise for the Westside

Covers reasons to be concerned about WaterWise issues in Western Oregon.

Linda R. McMahan | Jun 2014 | Presentation

WaterWise Gardening

Information on gardening techniques and recommended plants for water conservation and general watershed health.

Jul 2018 | Collection

Stormwater Planters: Low-impact development fact sheet

Stormwater planters are like rain gardens: They capture runoff and filter out sediment and pollutants. Unlike rain gardens, stormwater planters are contained in structures made of wood, stone, brick, or concrete. You could call them "rain gardens in a box." Explore the two different kinds of stormwater planters and how each manages runoff.

Derek Godwin | Jul 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog