Oregon Mid and North Coast Water Monitoring Summit

View presentations and breakout group notes from the Mid and North Coast Water Monitoring Summit, held February 28 and March 1, 2018 in Newport, Oregon.

Water Quality
  1. Coastal Toxics: What we know and what we don’t know (Lori Pillsbury, DEQ)
  2. Linking Shellfish populations to habitat and water quality (Laura Brown, Siletz Tribes)
  3. Monitoring bacteria in the Tillamook Watershed (York Johnson, Tillamook Estuary Partnership, Wym Matthews, ODA)
Water Quantity
  1. An overview of groundwater in the Mid and North Coast (Paige Evans, DEQ; Michael Thoma, OWRD)
  2. Natural Hazards Affecting Water Quantity of the Mid Coast (Adam Denlinger, Seal Rock Water District)
  3. Forecasting Floods Before They Happen – Practices & Challenges for Coastal Rivers (Andy Bryant, NOAA)
Habitat for Fish and Aquatic Life
  1. Aquatic Inventories Habitat Monitoring (Charlie Stein, ODFW)
  2. Monitoring effectiveness of a large wood addition: A collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach (Chris Lorion, ODFW)
  3. Coastal Coho planning (Mark Trenholm, Wild Salmon Center)
Land Use and Streamside Habitat Conditions
  1. Trask Paired Watershed Study: Study Design and Preliminary Findings (Mark Meleason, ODF)
  2. Trask Paired Watershed Study: Nutrient dynamics, sediment concerns, and lessons learned (Sherri Johnson, USFS)
Nearshore / Estuaries
  1. Salmon River Estuary effectiveness monitoring (Kami Ellingson, USFS)
  2. The pathway towards building Oregon’s new Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council (Caren Braby, ODFW)
  3. Use of monitoring data to define restoration and protection approach in lower Columbia (Catherine Corbett, Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership)
Value of Coordinated Efforts
  1. Monitoring Surface Drinking Water Sources For Potential Spray Contamination: Oceanside’s Short Creek Example (Paul Newman, Oceanside Water District)
  2. Mid Coast TMDL planning process (Dave Waltz, DEQ; Kyle Terry, Siuslaw Watershed Council)
  3.  Wayne Hoffman, Policy Director of the Mid Coast Watershed Council, provided an overview of Mid Coast Place Based Planning. For more information see: http://midcoastwaterpartners.com/
Data Tools
  1. Water Monitoring Viewer, Monitoring Calendar, and Oregon Explorer (Myrica McCune, INR)
  2. Water Quality Status and Trends tool: Mid Coast example (Maddee Rubenson, DEQ)
  3. Pesticide Data Viewer (Colin Donald, DEQ)
  4. Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS) (Dan Brown, DEQ)
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Breakout Group Notes
  1. Water Quality
  2. Water Quantity
  3. Habitat for Fish and Aquatic Life
  4. Land Use and Streamside Habitat Conditions
  5. Nearshore/Estuaries