Technical Resources

The Crooked River Watershed Council conducts watershed assessments for the purpose of identifying watershed educational, restoration, and monitoring needs.

Crooked River Watershed Assessment

The Crooked River Watershed Characterization is a unique assessment effort completed in 2002 that provides a general overview of resource conditions and needs in the 3,000,000 acre Crooked River Watershed. Written entirely through the donated efforts of various resource specialists from state and federal agencies, this broad document provides a framework for additional assessments of the 32 5th field watersheds within the Council’s boundaries.

View the Crooked River Watershed Assessment

Lower Crooked River Watershed Assessment

This watershed assessment provides an overview of watershed conditions and needs specific to the anadromous reintroduction area of the Lower Crooked River Watershed, and area covering over 300,000 acres and five smaller watersheds including McKay Creek, Ochoco Creek, and three segments of the Lower Crooked River.  The document is the result of collaboration between Council staff, landowners, and resource specialists from state and federal agencies.

View the Lower Crooked RIver Watershed Assessment

Lower Crooked River Hydraulic Assessment

This study summarizes the field evaluation, hydraulic modeling, and remote sensing analyses performed on the Lower Crooked River between Prineville and the Lone Pine bridge. The goal of this study is to evaluate existing stream corridor conditions and suggest appropriate measures that could contribute to long-term system improvement, including the reduction or prevention of streambank erosion and land loss and the enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat.

View the Lower Crooked River Hydraulic Assessment

Those of you with high-bandwidth internet connections can download a PDF of the watershed assessments using the links above. If you cannot download large files, and would like to received a full copy of the Assessment on CD, please email, call, fax, or write to us at:

Crooked River Watershed Council
498 SE Lynn Blvd
Prineville, OR 9775
Phone: (541) 447-8567
Fax: (541) 233-0744


Crooked River Watershed Council, 498 SE Lynn Blvd, Prineville, OR 97754, 541-447-8567

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