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Watershed Health & Watershed Action Planning

Water Environment Services (WES) is transitioning our stormwater management program from a regulatory driven approach to stormwater management and focusing on improving overall watershed health. This integrated watershed management approach is focused on four main watershed health components including:

WES has initiated two Watershed Action Plans focusing on these components in the Kellogg/Mt. Scott and Rock Creek basins. The goal of these plans is to develop basin specific strategies that prioritize District activities and future investments for watershed management.

WES conducts a long-term monitoring program to evaluate stream health in its surface water districts. The comprehensive monitoring program began in 2009, although macroinvertebrates have been sampled 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.

Macroinvertabrate/Geomorphic Survey Results

For more information please contact Leah Johanson at (503) 742-4620 

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