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Water Assessment for Drought Resilience & Sustainability (WADRS)

WADRS LogoWADRS promotes water and energy conservation through accurate, impartial water flow measurements throughout the Klamath Basin. By accurately evaluating and verifying water flow, and identifying areas of flow loss, sustainable irrigation practices may be implemented.

Created in 2016, the WADRS team was developed thanks to a significant investment from the US Bureau of Reclamation to study water flow and remedial options in the Klamath Basin. Consisting of a team of Oregon Tech faculty and students in the Environmental Science and Civil Engineering disciplines, the team continues to study and assess hydrology and hydroelectric engineering within irrigation systems, working with partners that include United States Bureau of Reclamation, Farmers Conservation Alliance, Horsefly Irrigation District, Klamath Irrigation District and Pioneer Irrigation District. Students participating on the team are full-time members and trained hydro technicians.


Amber Callahan
Civil Engineering

Daniel Malriat
Dual Major - Renewable Energy Engineering and Environmental Sciences

William Natividad
Environmental Sciences/Geographic Information Systems and Biology

Jeremiah Grospe
Mechanical Engineering/Art, Literature, & Philosophy

Nicholas Crossett
Civil Engineering

Jessyca Chosy
Dual Major - Civil Engineering and Environmental Science

Raymond Leahy
Natural Science/Biology

WADRS Alumni
Jonathan Blout
Caitlin Budd
April Cameron
Baker McDonald
Aaron Miller
Walker Woodman

Erin Cox

Erin Cox, Principle Investigator/Faculty Director