Recovery and Watershed Restoration


Questions about McKenzie Watershed Recovery?

Please reach out to our Watershed Restoration Team at watershedrecovery@eweb.org.

Wildfire can dramatically increase erosion in forests by reducing tree cover and altering the physical and chemical properties of soils. Post-fire ash, debris, and sediment can complicate water treatment, impact water quality for downstream communities, and challenge our source water protection efforts.

In the aftermath of the Holiday Farm Fire, we are working in partnership with landowners, watershed researchers, forest management agencies and local non-profits to identify threats to our water supply and public health, prioritize watershed restoration activities and help with long-term community recovery.

All of us who rely on and benefit from the McKenzie River will have important roles in meeting the challenges ahead. Restoring the watershed and protecting our community's drinking water for generations to come will take shared stewardship, ownership and commitment.





Related Programs

Watershed Monitoring
Watershed Monitoring

Watershed Monitoring

We want to provide our customers with the highest quality water. Our monitoring program evaluates water quality in the rivers and streams throughout the McKenzie Watershed.

McKenzie Watershed Landowner Programs
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Find out more

Are you a landowner in the McKenzie Watershed?  Check out our assistance programs and incentives.

Watershed Emergency Response
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We take threats to the McKenzie River seriously and have designed watershed emergency response system to address hazardous material spills that could affect drinking water quality

Drinking Water Source Protection Plan
Drinking Water Source Protection Plan

Drinking Water Source Protection Plan

Learn about our 10-year strategic plan for our Drinking Water Source Protection Program.