Photo: Open Rivers Fund
Water Quality Improvement
The Rogue River Watershed Council works to address issues that pollute and warm the streams in our region. We are developing a collaborative Water Quality Improvement Program that will help us achieve our goal of cleaner water. Specifically, the intent of the program is to address persistent water quality problems that include temperature, dissolved oxygen, sedimentation, bacteria, and nutrients.
Projects such as planting native tree and shrub species along streams, converting from flood to sprinkler irrigation, and reducing stormwater in urban areas provide water quality benefits including decreased stream bank erosion, increased shading, and decreased nutrient bacteria entering the stream.
Learn more about our water quality improvement work on Our Projects page »