There are many resources and tools available online that may be useful and informative to both landowners and the larger community of Curry County. We’ve compiled a number of those resources and tools on this page for your convenience.

Water Quantity

Stream Flow

A number of our rivers are continuously monitored for water height and flow by either the USGS or the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD). Links to each individual stream flow gauge can be found below and on their respective watershed pages.

Elk River

Rogue River

Water Quality


Know before you go. Multiple organizations sample for harmful bacteria at popular recreation sites. Thinking about jumping in the water? Check the links below to see if your location is being monitored, and if it’s safe, so you can recreate with some peace of mind.

River Water Quality

Rogue Riverkeeper

The Lower Rogue Watershed Council has partnered with Rogue Riverkeeper for a number of years now to regularly sample for harmful bacteria at a number of popular recreation sites on the Rogue. The results of that sampling can be found on the Swim Guide website below:

Beach Water Quality

OHA Beach Monitoring Program

The Oregon Health Authority regularly samples a number of beaches in our area for harmful bacteria. For the latest information from the OHA Beach Monitoring Program, click the link below:

Beach Water Quality

Surfrider - Port Orford

The Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force is a volunteer water quality sampling program that samples a number of beaches around the Port Orford area for harmful bacteria. You can check on the status of those beaches below:

Do you have a favorite spot that’s not on one of these lists?

Contact our Monitoring Program Coordinator to let us know, and we’ll see what we can do about it!

Note: We are not a drinking water control district, and therefore we do not deal in issues related to drinking water quality and treatment.

For any drinking water related questions please contact your municipal drinking water provider.

Small Grant Team

The OWEB Small Grant Program awards grants up to $15,000 for on the ground watershed enhancement projects on the South Coast. The Small Grant payee must be the Curry Soil and Water Conservation District, but this entity can act on behalf of private landowners, not-for-profit institutions, schools, community colleges, state institutions of higher education, independent not-for-profit institutions of higher education, tribes, watershed councils, and local, state, or federal agencies.

The application deadlines for 2019-21 are listed in Section VB of the bylaws.

Application Window Open: April 1-25, 2020

For more information on the small grant program, you can explore the sites/pages below:

For more information about the program, please contact Miranda Gray, or 541-373-3127