This act is also known as “Senate Bill 1010” and was passed in 1993 by the Oregon Legislature to help reduce water pollution from agricultural and rural sources throughout the state.  It applies to all lands outside of urban growth boundaries with the exception of land that is covered under the Forest Practices Act.  This act takes a proactive approach to conservation and is voluntary, but also law.  Water quality complaints in violation of the local plan are investigated and regulated by ODA.

Marion County farmers and stake-holders have developed an Agricultural Water Quality Plan titled the “Molalla-Pudding-French Prairie-North Santiam Sub-basins Plan”. This plan identifies strategies to reduce water pollution through education, suggested land treatments, management activities, and monitoring.

The Marin SWCD works closely with the ODA to inform and educate the public regarding this important program.


Disclaimer:  These articles are presented here for information only.  The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Marion SWCD.
Oregon environmental regulators gauge water quality
Oregon’s top environmental regulators discussed agricultural water quality during a tour of waterways in Wasco County.
Mateusz Perkowski
Capital Press
 May 15, 2018

Sensors allow farmers to make precise decisions
Soil moisture sensors buried in the ground, or stations in the fields, can detect soil saturation levels, report weather and other data on smartphones, laptops, tablets and other devices.

Gail Oberst
Capital Press
May 17, 2018

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