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Climate, Water, and Air

Aquatic mitigation seeks to balance alterations made to our aquatic resources with protecting functions such as controlling floodwater, filtering pollution and providing natural habitats for plants and animals.

Climate change refers to long-term change in global or regional climate patterns, especially a change in the average atmospheric temperature. Changes in Oregon's climate are affecting the state's natural and human systems.

Natural hazards refers to atmospheric, hydrologic, geologic, and wildfire phenomena that have the potential to affect humans, their structures, or their activities adversely.

Developing regional solutions from Cascade Head to Cape Perpetua to provide adequate water supplies for water systems and local industry, while providing adequate flows and water quality for fish, wildlife, and our environment.

Oak Creek descends nearly 2000 feet from its timbered headwaters through residential, farm and conservation lands, into the urban reach in Corvallis and its confluence with the Marys River. The Network exists to care for this special place where we live, work and play.

Flowing water provides drinking water, irrigation, habitat for aquatic species and recreation opportunities across the state.

Water planning is a critical component to securing Oregon’s instream and out-of-stream water future in the face of increasing water scarcity and uncertainty.  Through planning you can understand your water situation and identify solutions to water challenges.

The term "watershed" is commonly used to refer to an area in which all surface waters flow to a common point. USGS identifies 92 watersheds in Oregon.

Wetlands are uniquely productive and valuable ecosystems with permanent or seasonal standing water. Salt marshes, pitcher-plant bogs, mountain fens, and desert saltgrass flats are just a few of the wetland types in Oregon.