Gary Faw and Linda Rowe
Malheur County Soil and Water Conservation District
Students learn about the different ways river water gets polluted.
also test drain water along the Owyhee River to see how much
contamination the river has. Sediment, oxygen, and other factors are
important. Pollutants take away oxygen, so fish don't live in dirty
- Soil Erosion
- Fertilizer Loss
- Washing debris off the land
- Factory Waste
- Wastewater treatment plant overflow
- Toxic waste leakage
The Owyhee Watershed Council's
educational activities are supported by the
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.