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Watershed Exploration

Students use skills gained from the Web-based GIS tutorial to explore the Willamette Watershed in Oregon. A correlation will be found between types of trees and the riparian zone along the McKenzie River. Population in the Willamette Valley and annual rainfall in the Coast Range and the Cascades will be evaluated. Due to the recent downward trend in rainfall, students will be expected to propose a new site for water collection, similar to Portland’s Bull Run watershed.


Lesson Developer: Vickie Costello, Kennedy High School
Subject Area: Environmental Science (Math, Science)
Grade Level:  High School (9-12)


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Link to the Web-based map


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