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Main Title Return of a River: The Willamette River, Oregon.
Author Gleeso, George W. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WRRI-13; NSF-GT-14; OWRR-A-014-ORE; 12816,; A-014-ORE(1)
Stock Number PB-211 452
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Rivers) ; ( Oregon ; Water pollution) ; Water quality ; History ; Sewage treatment ; Industrial waste treatment ; Paper industry ; Standards ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Legislation ; Willamette River
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-211 452 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 109p
A semi-historical description of the Willamette River is provided for the period 1926 through 1971. Efforts to effect river improvement are described; Municipalities provided waste treatment facilities for both domestic and permissible industrial wastes. The pulp and paper industry effected reduction in waste discharges to the river. Standards of water quality were established, river flow regulation was adopted for the low flow periods, limitations on water usage beyond minimal quantities were designated at specific control points, and a permit program was developed. The total effort was sustained over a period of more than thirty years. By the most widely accepted standards, the water quality of the Willamette River for more than thirty years was, in the lower reaches and particularly in the Portland harbor, bad. Now, judged by the same standards, the Willamette is once more a river of reasonable quality. (Author)