The North Coast of Oregon is impressively wet. Residents who put out a rain gage can expect to collect anywhere between 50 and 150 inches per year. The area is host to surprisingly complex problems for people trying to capture drinking water, keep it clean for human and wildlife use, and avoid major damage from floods. The hydrologic cycle is intimately tied to climate, and it is quite often influenced by how communities grow. This blog is an attempt to discuss the many ways that we can work together in improving our water resources, our watersheds, adapt to a changing climate and build an economically sustainable future for the region. Please feel free to leave a comment!