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NIWQP Project/Study Area—
Owyhee - Vale Reclamation Project Area, Idaho - Oregon
LocationThe Owyhee and Vale projects are located in east-central Oregon and southwest Idaho. (Detail map pdf)
StatusChemical and biological data collected during the reconnaissance investigation have not proved conclusively that irrigation drainage from the Owyhee and Vale project areas have caused, or have the potential to cause, harmful effects on human health, fish, and wildlife. The NIWQP is no longer involved at this location.
Phases 2 and 3 DataChemical Data From Water:
ASCII - 23 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 96 KB .xls File
ASCII - 13 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 68 KB .xls File
ASCII - 21 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 94 KB .xls File
ASCII - 11 KB .dat File or Microsoft Excel - 45 KB .xls File
DocumentsRinella, F.A., Mullins, W.H., and Schuler, C.A., 1994, Reconnaissance investigation of water quality, bottom sediment, and biota associated with irrigation drainage in the Owyhee and Vale Projects, Oregon and Idaho, 1990-91: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4156, 101 p.