Water Quality

Gary Faw and Linda Rowe

Malheur County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Students learn about the different ways river water gets polluted. 

Students 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 water.

The Owyhee Watershed Council's educational activities are supported by the
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.

For further information please contact:
Nicole Sullivan
Owyhee Watershed Coordinator
(541) 372-5782