Note: The data solicitation closed on Oct. 30, 2020.
To support the replacement of these temperature TMDLs, DEQ will be conducting an open data solicitation starting July 1, 2020, through the end of the day, Oct. 30, 2020. During the solicitation period, the public may submit temperature data to DEQ in the watersheds subject to the temperature TMDL replacements.
For questions about the data solicitation, email: tempTMDLdata@deq.state.or.us.
What is the data going to be used for?
The primary use of the data is to characterize stream temperatures in watersheds where DEQ must revise the temperature TMDLs. Specifically, the data may be used to characterize temperature patterns and variation over both spatial and temporal scales and determine where exceedances to the temperature water quality standards occur and the magnitude and duration of those exceedances. Depending on the location and time period the data were collected, the data may be used to support the temperature modeling analysis. The modeling analysis helps DEQ understand the sources of temperature warming and what actions will reduce that warming. DEQ will highlight the years and waterbodies where temperature data will be extremely useful. In most cases, DEQ will make data submitted publically available in our Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System database.
Data quality and submission guidelines
Data availability and priorities