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Groundwater in Oregon

This website will help you take action to protect Oregon's groundwater. Groundwater is used for drinking water, agriculture, industry, and even provides water for streams. If we don't protect this valuable resource we will lose it.

Do you know about the risks to groundwater in your area?

  • In some areas of Oregon, more groundwater has been drawn by wells than is replaced by rainfall and snowmelt.
  • There are parts of the state that have widestread nitrate contamination of groundwater.
  • And, there are localized cases of leaks, spills, or dumping that have polluted the groundwater.

Learn more about Oregon's groundwater on this site. Follow the links above (listed under Groundwater in Oregon) to learn more about specific groundwater topics.

Degrees of thirst

And check out this infographic from onlineassociatesdegree.com to learn more about world water usage.