Molalla River Watershed Drinking Water Assessment & Source Area Protection Plan
Clackamas County, Oregon
Three community water providers – Canby Utility, City of Molalla, and Colton Water District – supply drinking water to more than 28,000 residents in the Molalla River Watershed. Cascade collaborated with the Clackamas Soil and Water District to develop a Drinking Water Source Area Protection Plan for the three community source water areas. The Plan, developed with input from the community water systems, land managers, environmental groups, and watershed residents, characterized the Molalla River Watershed’s landscape setting, geology, climate, hydrology, land uses, and water quality status and trends over time.
The final Plan, which addresses the key risks to drinking water quality, is a road map of actions designed to protect, improve, and monitor Molalla River Watershed drinking water quality over time. The on-the-ground water quality protection strategies and actions emphasize voluntary and non-regulatory approaches to engage agricultural, rural, urban, landowners in source water protection and improvement.
Click here to read the Plan.