Analysis Of The Clackamas River Basin

Topics: Water, Water pollution, Water resources, Water supply, Drinking water, Hydrology / Pages: 1 (189 words) / Published: Dec 5th, 2015
The Clackamas River Basin (hereafter, “the Basin”) is located in the northwestern quadrant of Oregon, USA and covers about 252, 900 ha in Clackamas and Marion Counties (see Figure 2). The Clackamas River is a major tributary of the Willamette River providing high-quality drinking water and essential irrigation water to a rapidly growing population of over 300,00 people as well as critical habitat for federal and state listed fish species, including Chinook and coho salmon, steelhead trout, cutthroat trout, bull trout and pacific lamprey. Additionally, the Basin produces timber and hydroelectricity and offers diverse recreational opportunities (CRBC, 2005; Metro, 2014; USGS, 2003). Currently the Basin is considered to have a temperate marine

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