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Marys River Watershed Preliminary Assessment

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Originator: The Marys River Watershed Council and Ecosystems Northwest
Publish Date: April 1999
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Agency: Watershed Councils
Name: Sandra Coveny
Job Position: Marys River Watershed Council Coordinator
Telephone: (541) 758-7597
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Abstract: The assessment examined land use history, water quality, aquatic and terrestrial habitats, soil conditions, and social and economic conditions. The assessment followed the guidance provided by the Oregon Watershed Assessment Manual (NonPoint Solutions 1998) where practical. In some instances, diversions were made from the Assessment Manual based on discussions and direction from the technical steering committee of the Council. Examples of divergence includes the addition of a chapter on social or economic conditions, inclusion of upslope conditions such as soil erosion processes, and the initiation of an annotated bibliography. This assessment, in general, did not collect new data, did not perform channel typing, and did not perform aerial photographic assessments of riparian zones. The main focus of the assessment was a synthesis of existing data sets and studies pertaining to the Marys River Watershed to provide a better picture of the watershed at this point in time. In the assessment document, the Marys River Watershed is described in terms of chapters on: 1) watershed characterization, 2) history of human use, 3) water quality and quantity, 4) aquatic and terrestrial habitats, 5) soil quality and land health and 6) social and economic considerations. A final chapter presents a prioritized list of issues derived from the previous six chapters on watershed condition. This list is used to present a set of recommended strategies for the Watershed Council in the final chapter.
Purpose: This document is the product of a preliminary watershed assessment for the Marys River Watershed. The purpose of the document is to describe what is known about the condition of the Marys River Watershed, and to present a list of prioritized issues for the Marys River Watershed Council for their use in the development of strategies for further assessment and subsequent watershed protection and restoration.
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Geographic Extent: The Marys River Watershed encompasses 310 square miles of forested, agricultural, and urban lands along the east side of the Coast Range in western Oregon.
Status: Draft
Use Constraints: none
Format: ZIP of PDF files
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