Fall 2006

Fall 2006 Stories
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Editor's Note

Thoughts from editor Peg Herring

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The Once & Future River

A consortium of scientists helps residents in Oregon’s most populated region plot their shared future.

The Life Aquatic in Flooded Fields

Flooded grass fields offer refuge to fish and wildlife more associated with streams than fields.

Underground Treasure

A basin sculpted by prehistoric floods faces the challenge of protecting its groundwater.

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Water, Water Everywhere?

Coastal communities are running short of water, where and when it’s needed the most.

The Ocean Next Door

The mighty Pacific Ocean shows its power—and its vulnerability—in recent OSU research.

The Secret Code of Salmon

Researchers are developing new genetic tools to sort out salmon in the ocean and help fishermen target healthy stocks and avoid endangered ones.

The Docs of the Bay

Marine Team students provide the fundamentals of research in the Yaquina Bay.

Getting Ready for the Big One

Why OSU Extension urges you to “find friends in high places.”

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Uniting the Umatilla

Twenty years of negotiations among tribes and irrigators have created a plan to sustain both salmon and crops, and OSU researchers and graduates help make it happen.

Waste Not, Want Not: Reusing Water

Innovative growers are re-using industry’s water in the Umatilla Basin.

Invaders From the Deep

The campaign against invasive species needs your help.

Measure for Measure

New tools allow scientists more precision in measuring water quality.

Genetically Pinpointing Pollution Sources

Now we can tell who’s pooping in the pool.

Descending Crater Lake

Reflections from Deep Rover.

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Cleaning Up the Hood

Hood River growers help tackle the problem of non-point pollution.

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Klamath Basin Revisited

Five years after a devastating drought split the community, Klamath Basin residents are working out a solution.

Casting a Wide Net for Science

OSU researchers wade into the West’s largest wetland.

Taking Down a Dam

Ninety percent of Oregon’s small dams are more than a half a century old, and some are falling apart.

Riparian Wranglers

Long-term studies help ranchers manage cattle to protect streams.

Drop by Drop

Innovations in irrigation are helping growers save water and protect water quality.

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Liquid Assets

Like the air we breathe, water is difficult to price.

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Blood and Bones: Water Policy and Land Use

Water Policy and Land Use

Water Pressures

An international view of managing water conflicts.

Waterwise in Central Oregon

Landscapes for an arid country

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Precipitating Change

Six OSU experts weigh in on what climate change might mean for Oregon's water.

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Taking It to the Streams

OSU’s Master Watershed Stewardship Program marshals a legion of volunteers to care for neighborhood streams.

Repairing the Commons

An Oregon-born idea is powered by community involvement.

Wet & Wild

OSU’s 4-H Wildlife Stewards get kids involved in their own backyards.

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Profile: Institute for Water and Watersheds

"Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."