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TitleLearning from Oregon’s 2015 Drought: A Review of Documented Conditions, Impacts, and Response Strategies
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBeCraft, Rianne
Pagination61 p.
InstitutionOregon State University. Water Resources Policy & Management Program,
CityCorvallis, Or.
Call NumberOSU Libraries: Digital Open Access
KeywordsGeneral, agriculture, climate, environmental monitoring, hatcheries, industrial development, meteorology, Native Americans, precipitation, recreation, water quality, water temperature,
NotesClimate change brings rising sea levels, increased erosion, stronger storms and ocean acidification. It also brings stronger and longer-lasting droughts. This report reviews the record-setting 2015 drought in Oregon. Subjects covered include a review of literature on drought monitoring and reporting, a description of the 2015 drought, a summary of the drought’s effects, and conclusions and recommendations. “Coastal hatcheries were predominantly impacted, with Rock Creek Hatchery being the most severely affected. . . Shallow and warm waters from the North Umpqua River fed Rock Creek, which led to disease and the loss of nearly all of the hatchery’s summer steelhead” (p.36).