It is with great pleasure that we introduce our newest Swim Guide affiliate. Joining us from Oregon is the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council. SDCWC brings over 10 year of water quality data to Swim Guide, for the watersheds in their boundaries. These include the Salmon River, Devils Lake, Drift Creek, and Schooner Creek and their tributaries. SDCWC’s information on bacteria, temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, and turbidity has created the baseline of data for evaluating the health of these systems and the potential need for restoration.
SDCWC’s program is currently supported by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Surfrider Blue Water Task Force, and Neighbors For Kids in Depoe Bay, Oregon where their bacteria lab resides.
Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council was started in 1990s, as a sub-basin planning team. The Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council’s mission is to promote the protection or restoration of healthy fish and wildlife resources, water quality, water quantity, and overall watershed health by assessing the condition of the watershed, determining restoration strategies, developing and implementing projects and monitoring results. With the support of their volunteers, partners, and funders, SDCWC collects water quality data throughout the watersheds in their boundary.
We are thrilled to welcome Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council to Swim Guide.
Visit Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council’s monitored site, and affiliate profile page here.
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