Groundwater Resources of the Harney Basin, Southeastern Oregon

Fact Sheet 2022-3052
Prepared in cooperation with the Oregon Water Resources Department
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In response to increasing groundwater demand and declining groundwater levels in the Harney Basin of southeastern Oregon, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oregon Water Resources Department conducted a cooperative groundwater-availability study during 2016–22. This Fact Sheet summarizes the results of this study. Full details of the study are provided in Gingerich and others (2022a, 2022b), Garcia and others (2022), and the other supporting documents listed on the last page of this Fact Sheet.

Suggested Citation

Gingerich, S.B., Garcia, C.A., and Johnson, H.M., 2022, Groundwater resources of the Harney Basin, southeastern Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2022–3052, 6 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Groundwater in the Harney Basin
  • Upland groundwater recharge and discharge
  • Lowland groundwater recharge and discharge
  • Groundwater budget
  • Imbalance in the lowland groundwater budget
  • Groundwater-level declines in Harney Basin
  • Related reports and data releases
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Groundwater resources of the Harney Basin, southeastern Oregon
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2022-3052
DOI 10.3133/fs20223052
Year Published 2022
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Oregon Water Science Center
Description Report: 6 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Oregon
Other Geospatial Harney Basin
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