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Oregon Water Quality Report Card - DEQ / Mulvey
 

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    Oregon Water Quality Report Card - DEQ / Mulvey Oregon Water Quality Report Card - DEQ / Mulvey Presentation Transcript

    • OregonWater QualityReport Card Michael Mulvey December 12, 2012
    • Outcome Based Management Organizational processes measures Environmental outcomes measures Three Environmental Report Cards:  Land Quality  Air Quality  Water Quality
    • Intended Audiences: Spatial Scales:  DEQ Management Land Use Basin  Oregon Legislators Sub Basin  Natural Resource Agencies Site (Segment?)  Environmental groups  Oregonians  Brief Rely on Indices not raw data:  Easy Environmental indices have strengths and limitations  Clear  Accurate  Timely  Visually appealing
    • The Massachusetts WQRC
    • Report Card ElementsIndicator Beneficial Use Monitoring Status In RC prototype?Water Chemistry Aquatic Life On going YesContact Recreation Swimmable Waters- On going Yes Human HealthGroundwater Drinking Water- Mostly discontinued YesQuality Use Beneficial Aquatic Life Use Indicator Human Health Water Quality Data Source OWQI, Ambient Monitoring Network Water body Larger Rivers Contact Recreation Use Human Health Bacteria (Amb Mon), Harmful Algal Larger Rivers, popular lakes Blooms (OHA)Biological Integrity Drinking water Aquatic Life Human Health Discontinued Groundwater studies Yes Groundwater Aquatic Life Use Biological Integrity Macroinvertebrate community scores Mostly wadeable streams but from Oregon Plan and other some larger riversFish Toxics Fish Edibility- On going monitoring Partially Fish Consumption Human Health Human Health OHA fish consumption advisories Lakes and Rivers (Fish Tissue) DEQ Toxics Monitoring data RiversWater column Fish Edibility- On going Not yettoxics Fish Consumption Human Health Human Health DEQ Toxics Monitoring Data Rivers (water column)Water column Aquatic Life Use Aquatic Life and Toxics water sediment On going DEQ Toxics Monitoring Data Not yet Riverstoxics Not part of the RC prototype but should be: Bays, estuaries, beaches, lakes, wet lands, temperature.
    • Water ContactDescription Groundwater Biology Fish Edibility Chemistry RecreationWillamette Basin 86 0.83Lower Willamette Sub Basin 65 0.59Clackamas Sub Basin 93 0.96Tualatin Sub Basin 55 1Molalla-Pudding Sub Basin 71 0.85Yamhill Sub Basin 1 81Mid Willamette Sub Basin 88 1North Santiam Sub Basin 94 0.89South Santiam Sub Basin 1McKenzie Sub Basin 93 1Coast Fork Willamette SubBasin 1Middle Fork Willamette Sub Basin 1.1Upper Willamette Sub Basin 1 87
    • Water ContactDescription Groundwater Biology Fish Edibility Chemistry RecreationLower Willamette Sub Basin 65 0.59 Willamette R. @ Hawthorne Br. Fair Good Willamette R. @ SP&S RR Br. (Portland) Fair Good Swan Island Channel (Willamette R.) Poor Good Columbia Slough @ Landfill Rd. Very Poor Good Johnson Ck. @ SE 17th Ave. (Portland) Very Poor Poor Blue Lake Fairview Lake Laurelhurst Pond Lake Oswego Mid-Multnomah 1995 3 Milwaukie 1989 3 Sauvie Island 1985 2X Columbia Slough: Willamette Zone, Multnomah County, PCBsthe full length of the slough from the mouth of Fairview LakeX Portland Harbor: Extending from the Freemont Bridge PCBsnorthward to Sauvie IslandX Willamette River Main stem, including the Coast Fork to Mercury and PCBsCottage Grove Reservoir.: The mainstem of the WillametteX Willamette River Main stem, including the Coast Fork to Mercury and PCBsCottage Grove Reservoir.: The mainstemZone WillametteX Lower Columbia River: Columbia River of the PCBs
    • Contact Water Contact RecreatiDescription Water Chem Issues on Chemistry Recreation IssuesLower Willamette Sub Basin 65 Willamette R. @ Hawthorne Br. Fair Nut, BOD Good Willamette R. @ SP&S RR Br. (Portland) Fair Nut, T, BOD Good Swan Island Channel (Willamette R.) Poor Nut, DO, T, BOD Good Columbia Slough @ Landfill Rd. Very Poor Nut, DO, BOD, TS Good Johnson Ck. @ SE 17th Ave. (Portland) Very Poor Bact, Nut, BOD, TS Poor Bacteria Blue Lake Algae Fairview Lake Algae Laurelhurst Pond Algae Lake Oswego Algae
    • Contact Fish GW Issues Water Water Chem Impairments (OWQI Ground Contact Recreati BiologyDescription (O/E bug Edibility ( Chemistry sub index) water Recreation on OHA Issues scores) advisories) 0.80Urban 0.20 Clackamas R. @ High Rocks Excellent BOD Good Willamette R. @ Salem Excellent Good Willamette R. @ Hawthorne Br. Fair Nut, BOD Good Willamette R. @ SP&S RR Br. (Portland) Fair Nut, T, BOD Good Swan Island Channel (Willamette R.) Poor Nut, DO, T, BOD Good Fanno Ck. @ Bonita Rd. (Tigard) Very Poor Bact, Nut, DO, BOD, TS Poor Bacteria Beaverton Ck. @ 216th St. (Orenco) Very Poor Bact, Nut, DO, BOD, TS Good Columbia Slough @ Landfill Rd. Very Poor Nut, DO, BOD, TS Good Tualatin R. @ Boones Ferry Rd. Very Poor Nut, DO, T, BOD, TS Good Johnson Ck. @ SE 17th Ave. (Portland) Very Poor Bact, Nut, BOD, TS Poor Bacteria Mid-Multnomah 1995 3 Nitrates, VOCs Milwaukie 1989 3 VOCs SantaClara/River Road 1980 4 Nitrates, Bacteria Blue Lake Algae Fairview Lake Algae Laurelhurst Pond Algae Lake Oswego Algae Tualatin Reservoir AlgaeX Columbia Slough: Willamette Zone, MultnomahCounty, the full length of the slough from the mouth ofFairview Lake on the east to its discharge into theWillamette River on the west PCBsX Portland Harbor: Extending from the FreemontBridge northward to Sauvie Island PCBs
    • Michael Mulvey503-693-5732Mulvey.Michael@DEQ.state.or.us