Watershed Wide Event
We've transitioned our stormwater management program from a regulatory-driven approach to stormwater management. Our focus is on improving overall watershed health. This integrated approach is focused on four main components:
Managing stormwater runoff in a manner that minimizes flooding and stream channel degradation
- water quality
Reducing in-stream contaminants
Promoting the function and/or restoration of functioning and healthy streams and riparian areas
Maintaining viable aquatic insect and diverse fish and wildlife populations
Watershed Action Plans
RiverHealth Stewardship Program
The RiverHealth Stewardship Program offers grants to support community groups, businesses, and property owners who want to improve the health of watersheds within the surface water areas served by Water Environment Services. Apply by April 27, 2017.
Promoting Watershed Health at Oregon Trail Elementary School
Outreach and education
We conduct a long-term monitoring program to evaluate stream health in its surface water areas. The comprehensive monitoring program began in 2009, although we've sampled macroinvertebrates since 2002.
Geomorphic monitoring reveals the impacts associated with hydromodification, or the change in stream habitat caused by urban runoff. Macroinvertebrate monitoring indicates the impacts on ecological systems. This information is useful for the prioritization of stream restoration projects and watershed management efforts.
Macroinvertebrate/Geomorphic survey results
- CCSD#1 monitoring report, 6/3/15
- SWMACC monitoring report, 6/3/15
- Benthic Macroinvertebrate and Geomorphic Monitoring Presentation
US Geological Survey monitoring
For more information please contact Leah Johanson at 503-742-4620.
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