Residential Water/Wells

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

Jul 15, 2019
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.

By Chris Branam | News Story

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 | OSU Extension Catalog

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

Jul 15, 2019
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.

By Chris Branam | News Story

OSU environmental chemists tapped to lead studies of contaminants at military bases

Feb 15, 2018
Research is funded through nearly $3 million in grants

By Chris Branam | News Story

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 | News Story

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