Water Science

Searching for answers to the mystery of water? Here, we collect the strides being made towards better understanding of our local aquatic systems.

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What are PFAS and PFOS?

Forever chemicals are commonly found in just about every consumer product. They are synthetic toxins…

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Columbia South Shore Well Field

Did you know that the Columbia South Shore Well Field (CSSWF) is Oregon’s second-largest regional…

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Microplastics

Microplastics are getting more attention here in the Columbia basin—researchers at PSU are hoping to…

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The Blueprint Foundation

We would like to shout out the work being done by The Blueprint Foundation, who…

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Using Lasers for Oregon’s Ice Glaciers

Johnny Ryan and Markus Allgaier, both from the University of Oregon have carried out impressive…

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Find A River Near You With The Swim Guide App

Every season, the allure of cool, refreshing water draws people to visit the rivers, lakes,…

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Fish-Friendly Culverts

An initiative is underway in Oregon and several other states that aims to upgrade outdated…

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Endangered Plant Makes a Comeback

Nelson’s checker-mallow was listed as an endangered species in 1993 due to habitat loss from…

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Underwater Fungi

Professors in Southern Oregon have discovered a mushroom with true gills, thriving underwater in the…

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What Are Street Planters, Anyway?

Have you noticed those sunken planters along the side of a city street? I’m guessing…

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Salmon & Tires

Have you ever seen salmon spawning in a river? It’s kind of magical. I saw…

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Drains to Stream – It Really Does!

Let’s talk about things going down the drain for a minute… We use a lot…

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