Notice of Public Meetings on Groundwater in the Walla Walla Sub-Basin

Opportunity for the Public to Learn About the Groundwater Science and Challenges, Discuss Potential Management Options, and Meet with Staff

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Download OWRD's Presentation from the October 24-25 Meetings

The Oregon Water Resources Department held two public meetings to discuss groundwater management options for the basalt aquifers of the Walla Walla Sub-basin, including Milton-Freewater, Weston, and surrounding areas north to the Washington border. These meetings were a follow up to a meeting that was held in May, which presented groundwater science and the current status of groundwater conditions in the area.

During each meeting, the Department provided an overview of the groundwater science, water level trends, groundwater challenges in the basin, and potential options for management. Members of the public were encouraged to attend, as there was time for questions and feedback, as well as an opportunity to sit down with staff. The same information was presented at each meeting, though specific discussion topics raised by attendees at each meeting may differ.

The first meeting was held on September 29th at 6:30 pm and the second meeting was held September 30 at 9:00 am. Both meetings were held at the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 NE 5th Street in Milton-Freewater.

For questions about the meeting, please contact Justin Iverson, Groundwater Section Manager, at (503) 986-0933 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Jen Woody, Hydrogeologist at (503) 986-0855 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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