The Dalles Watershed
White River Watershed
Bakeoven/Buck Hollow Watershed
49,725 acres encompasses all land drained by Mosier, Rock, and Rowena Creeks and their tributaries, all three of which discharge into the Columbia River. Associated lands that drain directly to the Columbia River are also included in the area
349,414 acres includes the White River Watershed and its tributaries. The White River flows generally east from the slopes of Mt. Hood to enter the Deschutes River at RM 47.5. Key tributaries include Jordan, Tygh, Badger, Threemile, Clear & Rock Creeks. Council area also includes closely associated small drainages to the south of White River that drain from the west into the Deschutes River, including Spring, Wapinitia, and Nena Creeks.
235,341 acres encompasses the Fifteenmile Watershed, which includes all lands drained by Fifteenmile Creek. Fifteenmile Creek discharges into the Columbia River just downstream of the Dalles Dam. Major tributaries to Fifteenmile Creek include Fivemile, Eightmile, Ramsey, Pine, and Dry Creeks.
82,219 acres covers all lands draining to the Columbia River between River Mile 180 to RM 191. These drainages include Threemile, Dry Hollow, Mill, Chenowith, Browns, and Hidden Valley Creeks, as well as lands draining to the Columbia River as far west as Rowena Overlook.
145,017 acres covers Bakeoven Creek and its tributaries and also includes the portion of Buck Hollow Watershed that is within Wasco County. Bakeoven Creek flows generally west into the Deschutes River at Maupin (RM 51). Key tributaries include Trail Hollow, Bootman, Robin & Deep Creek.
The combined Local Councils cover drainages that flow directly into the Columbia River between Mosier and The Dalles Dam, including Rock, Mosier, Rowena, Chenoweth, Mill, and Fifteenmile Creeks. The area also covers two key drainages to the lower Deschutes River, White River, and Bakeoven/Buck Hollow Creeks. The combined watersheds cover a diverse landscape of more than 861,000 acres, including over one thousand miles of fish-bearing streams and associated riparian and floodplain habitats, and upland areas. The Local Councils play a critical role in maintaining and restoring fish and wildlife populations, improving water quality, and enhancing stream and upland habitats in these watersheds.
Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Watershed Councils prohibits discrimination against its employees, partners and participants for services and employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, and sexual orientation. Wasco County SWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer