Clackamas SWCD Seeks Public Input Regarding Molalla River Drinking Water Source Quality

The Molalla River provides drinking water to approximately 26,000 people.

The Molalla River provides drinking water to approximately 26,000 people.

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host a live online presentation and listening session regarding Molalla River drinking water source quality on Wednesday, May 13th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. over web conference.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the presentation, after which individuals will be able to provide input. Time will be managed to allow those who want to provide input to do so. The presentation will be recorded for those who are unable to attend and input can be given from the Molalla River Drinking Water Project  website.

Details for the live presentation:

Molalla Drinking Water Study — Public Web Video Meeting, May 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94736578167

Meeting ID: 947 3657 8167

Audio by Phone (Slides Available for Download)

+1 253 215 8782

The Molalla River Drinking Water Project

The Molalla River Watershed provides water to residents in Colton, Molalla, and Canby.

The Molalla River Watershed provides water to residents in Colton, Molalla, and Canby.

Clackamas SWCD provides technical advice to landowners in Clackamas County to solve natural resource-related issues and is sponsoring the Molalla River Drinking Water Project.

The Molalla River Drinking Water Project is an effort to better understand issues affecting drinking water quality for approximately 26,000 people whose drinking water is drawn directly from the Molalla River. Project sponsors are seeking input from members of the public about their perceptions of drinking water source quality and issues of concern.

While the project focuses on water entering municipal intakes in City of Canby, City of Molalla, and the community of Colton, it assesses factors across the entire Molalla River watershed above the City of Canby’s water intake that have potential to impact drinking water source quality.

Using National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) grant dollars from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Clackamas SWCD is pairing current and historical information with input from the public, land managers, agencies, and community organizations to tell the story of drinking water quality in the Molalla Watershed. The final report will describe where investment of resources will bring the biggest return for drinking water source quality protection and improvement.

 

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