Water is Life
No life on Earth can survive without water for long. Our water resources provide us with water for drinking, cleaning, construction, agriculture, and more. We all play a part in keeping our local water bodies clean and useable as a vital resource for our community.
We all live in a watershed
A watershed is an area of land that shares a common drainage, such as a river or lake. Oregon’s largest watershed is the Willamette Valley, which drains into the Willamette River. Roughly 70% of the state’s population lives in this watershed. More than ten watersheds are found within the boundaries of Benton County, with Marys River covering the largest area.