TSWCD: Water Quality

Water Quality

Every water body in the Tualatin River Watershed is contaminated at some level. The problem spans streams, creeks, rivers, lakes, ponds, construction sites, clearing and grading areas, and areas with septic systems throughout the watershed. The Tualatin River and tributaries are used for fish and wildlife, irrigation, drinking water, supporting industries, and recreation. All of these beneficial uses are affected by the water quality in the Tualatin River Watershed.

Goals: Increase the number of stream miles meeting state water quality standards by establishing riparian forest buffers and increasing the number of landowners adopting nutrient management and pesticide reduction practices.

TSWCD Business Plan, cut from Resource Concerns, page 19

Click the icon below to access a copy of the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District Plan. Refer to Water Quality section (pages 42-49) for information about improving the health of the Tualatin River Watershed: