Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council
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. As such SDCWC, through support of their volunteers, partners, and funders collects water quality data throughout the watersheds in our boundary. These include the Salmon River, Devils Lake, Drift Creek, and Schooner Creek and their tributaries. The outfall for each of these water bodies is ultimately the Pacific Ocean, and thus impacts to the beach water quality may be a result of upstream activities. The monitoring that we do, collects information on bacteria, temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, and turbidity and 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 our bacteria lab resides.
Phone: (541) 996-3161