Grants Database

Grantee:
WaterWatch of Oregon
Amount Awarded:
$32,000
Project Title:
Columbia River Basin Project
Fund:
Columbia River Fund, 2018
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Project Description:

Excessive stream temperatures in the Columbia Basin in Oregon often result from reduced streamflows caused by antiquated water policies. Now, on top of these legacy issues, the effects of climate change threaten about half of the cold water habitat in the Columbia Basin in Oregon in this century. Water Watch of Oregon recognizes the close connection between water temperature, adequate water in stream and smarter water management. The projects in this proposal protect and restore dry season streamflows, protect aquifers that provide cold source waters to streams and secure smarter water management in the Columbia Basin in Oregon. By addressing changes in hydrology and water temperature caused by climate change (and the legacy of antiquated water policies), these projects mesh precisely with objectives that scientists recommend to mitigate and adapt to climate change and address the threats to cold water habitat in the Columbia Basin in Oregon.