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NIWQP Project/Study Area—


Owyhee - Vale Reclamation Project Area, Idaho - Oregon

Location
The Owyhee and Vale projects are located in east-central Oregon and southwest Idaho. (Detail map pdf)


Status
Chemical 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 Data
Chemical Data From Water:
ASCII - 23 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 96 KB .xls File

Bottom Material:
ASCII - 13 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 68 KB .xls File

Inorganic:
ASCII - 21 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 94 KB .xls File

Organic:
ASCII - 11 KB .dat File  or  Microsoft Excel - 45 KB .xls File


Documents
Rinella, 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.


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