DEQ’s water quality monitoring system helps Oregon save, share and use water data
Feb. 20, 2018
Portland, OR—Water, water everywhere, right? It sure seems like it rains a lot here, but only two-and-a-half percent of Oregon is covered with water. And while that may not seem like much, water plays a huge role in the life of every Oregonian.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for ensuring that all this surface and groundwater water – rivers and streams across the state – is safe and healthy for a variety of uses such as drinking water, recreation, fish habitat and irrigation.