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Identification Information
Originator: OWRD
Publish Date: 2013
Online Link:
BPA Project #:
Contact Information
Agency: Oregon Water Resources Department
Name: Keith Mills
Job Position: Dam Safety Engineer
Telephone: 503-986-0840
E-Mail Address:
Abstract: Dam sites in Oregon. Obtain current data from OWRD map service (URL above). The service is updated nightly from the dams database.

Purpose: Depict the approximate location of dams in the state of Oregon that the State has statutory authority over. These are dams that are greater than or equal to 10-feet in height and store greater than or equal to 9.2-acre-feet of water behind them.

Time Period of Content: 1859 to present
Geographic Extent: Oregon
Status: Final
Use Constraints:
Format: ArcGIS layer file (ver 10.1; attached) which connects to the web map URL (above).

Data Quality Information
Lineage-Source: Dams originally located to the nearest second of latitude and longitude on USGS 1:24,000-scale quad maps in 1998. The locations have been reviewed by interns and updated where necessary. This information is stored in a format compatible with the National Dams Inventory database structure.

Data Information
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Entity and Attribute Information
Attributes Description: Field attribute information is available in the database table field descriptions.

Is a physical copy maintained for reference at Headquarters? Unknown

File Name File Type Category File Uploaded File Description
Oregon_Dams.lyr GIS Data File 12/16/2013 11:03:31 AM

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