Willamette Waters Generally Safe For Swimmers

OPB | Aug. 04, 2014 8:03 p.m.

As temperatures rise this summer, plenty of people are taking a dip in local waters. Drowning is remains a risk. But what about water quality?

Corps Agrees To Disclose Amount Of Pollution From Its Dams

AP | Aug. 04, 2014 2:41 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit that will force it to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into U.S. waterways for the first time in the agency's history.

Boaters Warned Of Hazards Posed By Low Water Levels

OPB | July 25, 2014 5:45 p.m.

The water levels in many Oregon lakes and rivers are getting lower as summer progresses and can be hazardous to boaters.

Herald and News: Odell Lake Suffers From Toxic Algae Bloom

Herald and News | July 21, 2014 8 p.m.

Visitors to a Cascade Mountains lake are being asked to stay out of the water while a toxic algae warning is in effect.

Farmers Face Severe Water Shortage In Southeastern Oregon

OPB | July 15, 2014 5:47 p.m.

Water levels in the reservoirs of Southeastern Oregon are dwindling, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Herald And News: Dry Conditions Force Wild Horses Onto Private Land

Herald and News | July 12, 2014 8 p.m.

Dry conditions in Northern California have forced wild horses off of federal grazing lands and onto private ranches. Oregon ranchers are trying to preserve watering holes to prevent a similar fate.

Warning: High Levels Of Fecal Bacteria On Some NW Beaches

OPB | July 10, 2014 5:57 p.m.

Health advisories were issued today for several Northwest beaches. Among them, Washington’s Vancouver Lake, and on the Oregon coast, D River Beach and Heceta Beach.

Sweet Home Council Votes To Keep Fluoride In Water

AP | June 26, 2014 11:29 a.m.

City Council members have agreed to continue adding fluoride to the water supply in Sweet Home, as the city has done for 50 years.

No-Contact Advisory Lifted At Southern Oregon Lake

AP | June 26, 2014 11:17 a.m.

An advisory against water contact at Southern Oregon's most popular reservoir has been lifted in time for the Fourth of July weekend.

Herald and News: Feds Provide $11 Million For Klamath Basin Irrigators

Herald and News | May 02, 2014 4:07 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to invest up to $11 million to assist agricultural producers in water conservation and water quality efforts in Oregon.

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