Watershed Management

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Read our latest report (prepared in collaboration with Lake Oswego, USGS, and the Water Research Foundation): Sources and Characteristics of Organic Matter in the Clackamas River, Oregon, Related to the Formation of Disinfection By-Products in Treated Drinking Water


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The Clackamas River provides the region with a safe, dependable, and renewable water supply. Ensuring clean drinking water supplies at Clackamas River Water (CRW) necessitates keeping the source waters healthy.  In years to come the Clackamas River corridor will face increasing pressure from development and recreational use as population grows. Management of the river must strike a balance among protecting the river as an ecosystem, maintaining legitimate community uses, and respecting the interests and property rights of those who own its shore lands.

Apart from the protection afforded by local, state and federal regulatory programs, and the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers program, the Clackamas River’s future as a community asset rests most squarely on the willingness of individuals and the towns along the river to be careful stewards of it. The Clackamas River Watershed can be simultaneously protected and utilized if landowners, town boards, recreationists, and the state and federal governments are well informed about its unique attributes and work to safeguard them. Mindful of this reality, Clackamas River Water works closely with state and government entities as a member of the Clackamas River Water Providers an alliance of the municipal water providers on the Clackamas River to fund and coordinate efforts regarding water resource planning and management. For more information on the Clackamas River Water Providers visit www.clackamasproviders.org.

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WatershedDataNote: The Watershed General Parameters is a combined data set of sampling conducted by CRW and the 
Clackamas River Water Providers

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Near real-time data from continuous monitoring conducted by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the Clackamas River.

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