Tag: Oregon

Oregon environmental regulators gauge water quality

OREGON – Officials from DEQ and members of the Environmental Quality Commission — which oversees the agency — recently toured streams near The Dalles that had garnered additional scrutiny under the state’s agricultural water quality program…“Initially, it seemed a little scary to invite the regulators in,” said Shilah […]

MHCC to remove pavement to improve water quality

OREGON – Blacktop will be replaced with rain gardens to ameliorate runoff, enhancing salmon habitat…The project also includes the environmental nonprofit Sandy River Watershed Council and funding from Metro regional government, the city of Gresham, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Spirit Mountain Community Fund and the […]

Water experts recommend conservation

OREGON – It’s looking like maintaining an adequate water supply will not be an issue this spring and summer in Hood River County — as long as users do their part to conserve…“I’ve talked to different irrigation managers and early in the winter season and they were sweating […]