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Be alert for landslides and debris flows during intense rain

Current Flood Watches for Oregon
Learn to recognize landslide warning signs

Lidar Explored calendar shows off Oregon geology

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See Oregon in a new light with incredible images created using lidar technology. news release | preview

Commemorating the 1964 Christmas Flood

In December 1964, the Pacific Northwest was devastated by floods. Fifty years later, we’re better able to detect, warn of, and respond to flood events – but flooding remains a serious hazard for Oregon. Learn more about the historic flood, and the work DOGAMI is doing today to help communities be ready.

Take geology on the trail with mobile maps!

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The geology of Oregon’s volcanic peaks is in the hands of hikers with just-released mobile maps for Mount Hood, Crater Lake, and Three Sisters. news release | maps

New maps unravel the geology, hazards of Oregon’s southern coast

New maps by DOGAMI reveal more than ever before about the complex and intriguing geology of the southern Oregon coast between Port Orford and Bandon. This mapping is part of a multi-year project, supported in part by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) STATEMAP component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, to map the Oregon coast from the California border north to Coos Bay. The DOGAMI publication includes Esri geodatabase, shapefiles, 1:24,000 map plates from mapping done at 1:8,000, spreadsheets, and a 66-page text report. News release.

Resources for preparing for earthquakes and tsunamis

Tsunami warnings now part of NOAA's Wireless Emergency Alert system

Did you know that most mobile carriers will automatically send you tsunami warnings as part of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system? See the NOAA Tsunami Warnings via Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) fact sheet or NOAA Wireless Emergency Alert page for more information.

Statewide seismic needs assessment

Final results of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries' work on the statewide seismic needs assessment of Oregon education and emergency services buildings, as directed by the 73rd Legislative Assembly (Senate Bill 2, 2005).

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DOGAMI names new assistant director
Thomas Ferrero will join the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) as the Assistant Director responsible for leading the Mineral Land Regulation & Reclamation Program | news release

Next Governing Board meeting
January 5, 2015, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Assoc. of Oregon Counties Building, Rm. 113
1201 Court St NE
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Nature of the Northwest Information Center

Calico Grassy Mountain information / meetings
Updated geothermal web map
Oregon historical mining information available online 
Historical mine and commodities records, formerly available to the public at DOGAMI Portland and Grants Pass office reference libraries, are now available as PDF files in the Oregon Historical Mining Information (OHMI) archive. The first part of this ongoing project includes small-dimension maps, letters, news clippings, photographs, and reports. The agency plans to combine OHMI records with the GIS-based Mineral Information Layer for Oregon (MILO).

MILO-2 is a geospatial database that stores and manages information regarding Oregon's mineral occurrences, prospects, and mines. A subset of the data is shown on the interactive map; order the full data set from nature of the Northwest.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)