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Positive actions are being undertaken and accomplished to improve water quality in the Hood River and its tributaries. We appreciate your interest and involvement. Together we can work towards a better river environment for everyone.

Current Actions

Revised Western Hood Subbasin Temperature TMDL

The Western Hood Subbasin TMDL was first issued in December 2001 and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2002. The 2001 TMDL incorporated a temperature standard that had been adopted by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission in 1996. In December 2003, the Commission adopted a new temperature standard, which was approved by the EPA in March 2004. This revision proposes to update the 2001 TMDL to incorporate the State’s current temperature standard. 
Subject to public comment and review, DEQ intends to reissue the TMDL. Part of the review process is an opportunity for public comment.


Middle Columbia-Hood Basins

Western Hood TMDL - 2001
Submitted for approval by EPA on Jan. 30, 2002.

Response to Public Comment

4/5/2017: Additional materials will be made available soon.



Middle Columbia-Hood Basin Coordinator: Bonnie Lamb, Bend

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