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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for keeping Oregon’s waters safe and healthy for many uses such as drinking, recreation and agriculture as well as for ensuring fish populations are able to thrive. Water Quality Monitoring provides critical information for understanding how well these goals are being met and for identifying emerging water quality concerns, planning wastewater and industrial permit limits, assessing compliance with environmental regulations, developing effective watershed pollution reduction strategies and understanding trends in water quality statewide.
Oregon DEQ’s Water Monitoring Program meets these needs by:
Karen WilliamsWater Quality Monitoring manager, 503-229-5519
Visit our new Water Quality Monitoring Data page
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