How the Willamette River Shaped Our Watershed
Date: Wednesday, January 24
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Brew Coffee & Taphouse
211 S. Main St., Independence
Join us for some local brews, excellent food and a fascinating look at how the Willamette River has interacted with and shaped our watershed over millions of years. Flowing nearly 120 miles from Eugene to its confluence with the Columbia River, the mighty Willamette has shaped the very nature of our present-day farms, towns and floodplain habitats. The topography, soils and vegetation of our region reflect the Willamette's rich history and interactions between geological processes, historical floods and present-day human activities.
This talk will lead you on a journey through the geomorphic history of the Willamette River floodplain, with a special focus on understanding present-day conditions along the Middle Willamette River between Corvallis and Newberg Pool. You will also hear the latest findings from USGS studies on coldwater refuges for our salmonids, instream flow studies and other research that can inform floodplain management and restoration planning in our region.
Rose Wallick is a Geomorphologist with the USGS Oregon Water Science Center. She has been investigating Willamette River floodplain processes for over 15 years and leads a team of scientists working on a diverse array of geomorphic studies across Oregon.
Admission is FREE!*
*food, wine and beer available for purchase
Questions? Call us at 503-837-0237 or send an email to Outreach@LuckiamuteLWC.org!
Sponsored by the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Luckiamute Watershed Council, the US Geological Survey and Brew Coffee & Taphouse