Lakes of Oregon, Volume 3: Hood River, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill Counties

Open-File Report
Prepared in cooperation with the Oregon State Engineer



An inventory of lakes and reservoirs of Oregon is essential for a complete evaluation of the total surface-water supply of the State and to provide a basis for answering questions about Oregon's lakes. Much of the information on lakes and reservoirs previously collected by Federal and State agencies has never been published. These data were compiled and used as a basis for collecting additional information. This report provides information for use by city, county, and State planning groups as well as for sportsmen, tourists, and others interested in preserving the recreational value of Oregon's lakes.

Because of the large number of lakes and reservoirs in Oregon, a single report covering the State would be bulky. Therefore, the lake information is being published in several volumes on a county or multicounty basis. Volume 1, published in 1973, covered Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook Counties; volume 2, published in 1974, included Benton, Lincoln, and Polk Counties. Hood River, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties were selected for volume 3. (See fig. 1.)

In addition to office compilation of existing data, each lake was also visited. Most visits were made in summer or early fall when lakes were most accessible and when water temperature and biological activitiy were at a maximum.

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Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Lakes of Oregon, Volume 3: Hood River, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill Counties
Series title Open-File Report
DOI 10.3133/70199341
Year Published 1975
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description iii, 93 p.
Country United States
State Oregon
County Hood River County, Multnomah County, Washington County, Yamhill County
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