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Lynn Ketchum

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Infiltration Testing: Low-impact development fact sheet

One of the first steps in siting a low-impact development facility is infiltration testing. Infiltration tests estimate the rate at which runoff will infiltrate, or pass through, native soil. An infiltration test, in essence, involves digging a hole, pouring in water, and measuring the drop in water...

By Derek Godwin

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Well Water Program

The goal of the Well Water Program is to help Oregonians protect the groundwater that supplies their drinking water through education. Information available at Well Water Events is now available for your use on this OSU web page.

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Porous Pavement: Low-impact development fact sheet

Porous pavement allows runoff to move through the surface and into the soil beneath, reducing the volume of stormwater. Learn about porous asphalt, pervious concrete, permeable pavers and flexible paving systems and how each variation of porous pavement can substitute for conventional, impervious...

By Derek Godwin

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OSU model shows modest increases in urban water use in Willamette Valley

Oct 4, 2017
An acre of irrigated farmland uses more water than an acre of land for housing

By Chris Branam
Oct 4, 2017

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Well, where is my well?

I am looking at a property in Williams, Josephine county, OR It has an identified well that no one knows were it is. Not even the water master. The well was drilled in 1978 but the driller looks to not be around any more. How can I find this thing? Any Ideas?

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