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Recent DOGAMI news:

04-23-2014 - Oregon geologists expand statewide landslide database. More landslide locations have been mapped in the past five years than the past 60, increasing understanding of Oregon's potential for future landslides | news release

03-20-2014 - Be ready for an earthquake, wherever travel takes you. Exploring Oregon during spring break? Take time to plan for an earthquake or tsunami before setting off on your adventure | news release

02-13-2014 - Landslide and debris flow potential extended to central Douglas County: Stay alert and use caution as Flood Watches continue in multiple locations | news release | more about debris flow warnings

02-12-2014 - Landslides and debris flows possible in southwest Oregon: Stay alert and use caution as a Flood Watch begins in multiple locations | news release | more about debris flow warnings

02-11-2014 - Potential landslides and debris flows in Coos County: Flood Watch issued for the Coquille River and South Fork Coquille River | news release | more about debris flow warnings

01-24-2014 - Lessons of preparedness from historic earthquake: January 26 marks the 314th anniversary of the last great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, and a great time to prepare | news release | www.OregonTsunami.org

01-15-2014 - Meeting set on proposed Malheur County gold mine; State agencies to meet via conference call on Jan. 22 | news release | agenda

01-03-2014 - DOGAMI names Earth Science Information Officer; new staff to lead efforts to connect Oregonians with geologic information | news release

12-31-2013 - Study looks at coastal erosion hazards in Waldport along Alsea Bay; new maps help predict future danger zones by showing storm wave erosion, tidal effects and future sea level rise | news release | preview

12-31-2013 - Tsunami model data released for entire Oregon coast; model output can assist in site-specific evaluations of tsunami risk | news release | preview

12-27-2013 - Geologic database, models released for Portland area; new information can help assess risk from earthquakes and landslides | news release | preview

12-20-2013 - Thermal infrared information data for Oregon released | news release | preview

12-19-2013 - Southwestern Oregon coast mapped; New geologic map refines our understanding of this complex area | news release | preview

12-18-2013 - New report finds landslide risks are high for Clackamas County in Portland metro area, Oregon | news release | preview

12-09-2013 - Coastal survey: Oregon beaches see more short-term erosion | OSU news release | USGS publication

10-29-2013 - Geology of Menagerie Wilderness examined | news release | preview

10-16-2013 - Landslide susceptibility mapped for City of Astoria; city has high risk, say geologists | news release | preview

10-14-2013 - New Cascadia earthquake and tsunami scenario released; Report issued just days before the Great Oregon Shakeout, a statewide earthquake drill this Thursday | news release | preview

10-07-2013 - New lidar-based recreation map of the Crater Lake area released; map shows trails and describes geologic history | news release | preview

10-02-2013 - Tsunami inundation scenario data released for entire Oregon coast; seamless GIS data set reflects latest computer modeling | news release | preview

09-30-2013 - 2014 calendar reveals stunning Oregon landscapes; Images made using lidar technology show how geology influences the land under our feets | news release | preview

09-26-2013 - Oregon shoreline mapping program expanded; New beach observation sites at Gold Beach, Rogue Shores, Nesika Beach, and Netarts record erosion rates | news release | preview

09-18-2013 - Geologic Map Day: Celebrate October 18! | news release

09-04-2013 - Increased potential for landslides and debris flows on eastern Oregon rivers | news release

09-04-2013 - Department of Geology and Mineral Industries offices will be closed September 12 and September 13, 2013, for all-staff meeting | news release

08-20-2013 - Oregon coast now fully mapped for tsunami dangers: Coast is safer for summer beach season after four-year mapping and outreach effort reaches milestone | news release

08-13-2013 - Sandy River and Hood River stream channel migration GIS data available | news release | preview Sandy River OFR or Hood River OFR

07-31-2013 - Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries | news release: short | extended

06-21-2013 - Earthquake impact data for 2012 Oregon Resilience Plan released | news release | preview publications

06-18-2013 - New tsunami maps for Clatsop County coastline; attend an upcoming readiness rally, learn how to protect your family | news release | view evacuation brochure PDFs | view TIM map PDFs

06-05-2013 - Additional lidar data available for Rogue Basin area | news release | Lidar Data Viewer

05-29-2013 - Tsunami evacuation drills at the coast this week | news release

05-23-2013 - Additional lidar data available for Rogue Basin area | news release | Lidar Data Viewer

05-10-2013 - Additional statewide Oregon geothermal data available: aqueous chemistry, direct-use site, power plant site, and volcanic vent data sets available for download | news release | download data

05-09-2013 - Tsunami evacuation maps for Florence and Dunes City areas released | news release | view PDFs

05-06-2013 - Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Douglas County coastline | news release | preview publications

04-30-2013 - Tsunami mapping and outreach campaign kicks off Wednesday, May 1, for Lincoln County | news release

04-25-2013 - Tsunami evacuation maps for Reedsport and Lakeside areas released | news release | view PDFs

04-03-2013 - Stunning poster reveals historical channels of the Willamette River | news release | preview

04-03-2013 - Maps for City of Vernonia show flood and landslide hazards | news release | preview O-13-03, IMS-54, IMS-55

04-02-2013 - Landslides mapped in Harbor Hills area, Curry County | news release | preview

04-02-2013 - Additional lidar data available for Klamath County | news release | Lidar Data Viewer

03-18-2013 - Dennis Luke appointed to DOGAMI Governing Board | news releases

03-11-2013 - State approves proposed Grassy Mountain gold mine baseline data collection methodologies | news release | link to baseline study plans

03-06-2013 - Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Lane County coastline | news release | preview publications

02-15-2013 - Radiometric age data for Oregon now available | news release | preview

02-14-2013 - Tsunami inundation maps available for areas of Lane and Douglas County coastlines | news release | preview publications

02-12-2013 - Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Lincoln County coastline | news release | preview publications

02-05-2013 - New lidar data available for northeastern Oregon | news release | Lidar Data Viewer

02-04-2013 - Web map shows geothermal hotspots in Oregon | news release | GTILO-2 web map | GTILO-2 fact sheet

01-24-2013 - Study maps changes in Sandy River channel | news release | preview publication

12-31-2012 - Study redefines flood zones along Coos County coast | news release | preview publication

12-28-2012 - Tsunami evacuation maps for Newport, Neskowin, Pacific City, Sand Lake, and Tierra Del Mar released | news release | view PDFs

12-27-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Coos County coastline | news release | preview publications

12-27-2012 - New digital geologic map of the Hood River Valley, Hood River and Wasco Counties, available | news release | preview publication

12-21-2012 - New study uses lidar to characterize shoreline change in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties | news release | preview publication

12-20-2012 - Geothermal Information Layer for Oregon, Release 2: A database system that stores Oregon’s geothermal resource information | news release | GTILO-2 data on the web | order CD-ROM

12-19-2012 - Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in northwestern Oregon | news release

12-19-2012 - Thousands of landslides mapped in Lane and Lincoln Counties | news release

12-07-2012 - State agency meeting set on Calico Resources proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release

12-03-2012 - Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in southwestern Oregon | news release | learn more about debris flow warnings

12-03-2012 - Increased potential for landslides and debris flows on northwest Oregon rivers | news release | learn more about debris flow warnings

11-28-2012 - Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades | news release | learn more about debris flow warnings | All National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and Advisories for Oregon

11-20-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps available for entire Curry County coastline | news release | TIM overview

11-19-2012 - Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in western Oregon | news release | learn more about debris flow warnings

11-08-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps (TIMs) for central Curry County released
TIM overview | latest TIM news release

11-02-2012 - Rogue Valley 2012 area lidar data available | news release | Lidar Data Viewer

11-01-2012 - New lidar-based recreation map of the Three Sisters area shows trails and describes geologic history of the region | news release | preview

10-30-2012 - Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in Coast Range of Northwest Oregon; North Oregon Coast | news release

10-26-2012 - Burns, Deschutes, Ochoco, and Pine Creek area lidar data available | news release | Lidar Data Viewer

10-16-2012 - Geologic hazards in Oregon now easy to find with online tool, debuting this week
news release | Oregon HazVu: Statewide Geohazards Viewer site

10-09-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps (TIMs) for northern Curry County released
TIM overview | latest TIM news release

10-05-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps (TIMs) for southern Coos County released
TIM overview | latest TIM news release

9-20-2012 - New procedure for mapping shallow-landslide susceptibility uses lidar data; Silverton area an example | news release

9-13-2012 - Andree Pollock joins Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries as Assistant Director | news release

9-11-2012 - New landslide maps for Portland metro region reveal thousands of slides | news release

9-10-2012 - Public forum to be held on geothermal resources and development in eastern Oregon | news release

9-7-2012 - Seismic reflection data for Willamette Valley and Tualatin Basin released | news release | preview

8-29-2012 - Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced | news release

8-15-2012 - Governing Board meeting set for August 20, 2012 | news release | agenda

7-23-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps for areas surrounding Coos Bay – North Bend in Coos County released | news release | TIM series overview

7-20-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps for entire coastline of Tillamook County available | news release | TIM series overview

7-16-2012 - Revised tsunami inundation maps show new tsunami wave heights for northern Tillamook County and Coos Bay area | news release | TIM series overview

7-11-2012 - State agency meeting set on Calico Resources proposed gold mine in Malheur County | news release

7-9-2012 - Lidar-based surficial geologic map and database of the greater Portland, Oregon, area released | news release | preview

7-9-2012 - Tsunami evacuation maps for Brookings and Harbor; Port Orford; Gold Beach and Hunter Creek; Nesika Beach and Ophir released | news release

6-8-2012 - Governing Board to meet in Portland June 29, 2012 | news release

6-6-2012 - New map of Portland area reveals Missoula floods features | news release | preview

5-15-2012 - Coos Bay area tsunami evacuation drill happening May 31 | news release | Coos Bay evac map revised 5/11/12 (errata note to 2/11/12 map)

4-27-2012 - Tsunami evacuation maps for Nehalem River Valley area and Rockaway Beach released | news release

4-26-2012 - Don Lewis, assistant director of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, resigns | news release

4-24-2012 - Geologic map of Mount McLoughlin, Klamath County, released | news release | preview

4-19-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps for Manzanita, Nehalem, Rockaway Beach released | news release | TIM series overview

3-21-2012 - Tsunami evacuation drills at the Oregon coast beginning this weekend! | news release | TIM series overview

3-20-2012 - NANOOS - DOGAMI - WA DNR joint news release: Interactive tsunami evacuation maps now available for the Pacific Northwest | news release

3-9-2012 - Tsunami inundation maps for Tillamook, Garibaldi, Bay City, Cape Meares, Netarts, and Oceanside released | news release | TIM series overview

3-6-2012 - Klamath County area lidar data released | news release | Lidar Data Viewer

02-28-2012 - Is your family ready to survive an earthquake and tsunami? | news release | www.OregonTsunami.org

02-23-2012 - Updated SLIDO-2 landslide viewer online | viewer | news release | preview/order SLIDO-2 data on CD

01-31-2012 - Mount Hood geologic hazards study examines risk and exposure in surrounding communities | news release (Regarding Open-File Report O-11-16, Multi-Hazard and Risk Study for the Mount Hood Region, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Hood River Counties, Oregon, by William J. Burns, Kaleena L. B. Hughes, Keith V. Olson, Jason D. McClaughry, Katherine A. Mickelson, Daniel E. Coe, John T. English, Jed T. Roberts, Rachel R. Lyles Smith, and Ian P. Madin ; DVD, $30 | preview/order | fact sheet | data viewer)

01-26-2012 - Today is the 312th anniversary of an Oregon-shaking event! | news release

01-24-2012 - New series of tsunami inundation maps for Oregon Coast debuts | news release

01-24-2012 - Increased potential for landslides and debris flows in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington | news release

01-18-2012 - Increased potential for debris flows in western Oregon | news release

12-15-2011 Oregon historical mining information available online | news release

12-06-2011 Larry Givens reappointed to DOGAMI Governing Board | news release

12-05-2011 New study describes beach and shoreline dynamics near proposed Reedsport wave energy site | preview | order | news release

11-15-11 Lidar-based recreation map of Mount Hood shows trails and describes geologic history of the region | news release | preview publication

11-15-11 New landslide inventory maps for Beaverton and Linnton | news release | preview IMS-34 publication | preview IMS-35 publication

08-15-11 New map of stream channels of the Central Willamette Valley reveals channel migration | news release | preview publication

08-08-2011 News release 2010 Mined Land Reclamation awards announced

12-28-2010 New landslide maps of Portland quadrangle released | preview plates | order | news release

12-01-2010 New landslide maps of Lake Oswego quadrangle released | preview plates | order | news release

11-05-2010 News release Digital geologic map of the southern Willamette Valley released | preview plate | order publication CD | order plotted map plate only

10-31-2010 [FlashNet news release] DOGAMI showcases new ways to visualize effects of floods, landslides
- images and more info from GSA conference site

10-31-2010 [FlashNet news release] November 9th - Governing Board Meeting for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and ODOT Commission Workshop on Earthquake Preparedness

9-28-2010 News release Tsunami evacuation drill tomorrow for Waldport, Yachats, Seal Rock, Oregon | OregonTsunami.org

7-27-2010 News release New landslide maps of Astoria quadrangle released | preview plates | order

7-1-2010 News release New lidar data series released for the Willamette Valley, 2010

6-17-2010 News release Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries offices closed June 23-24; Nature of the Northwest Information Center closed June 23-25

6-15-2010 News release New landslide maps of Oregon City quadrangle released | preview plates | order

6-14-2010 News release Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

06-07-10 News release Governing Board to meet in Portland June 15, 2010 | agenda (revised 6-9-2010)


thundereggs1-12-10 News release Outstanding and rare rocks and minerals now on display in Josephine County | image gallery

12-23-09 News release Governing Board to meet in Portland January 15, 2010 | agenda


12-23-09 News release Four new geologic maps of the southern Willamette Valley released:
map plate thumbnail, Brownsville, Oregon geologic quad
O-09-04, Brownsville quadrangle, by M. L. Ferns and J. D. McClaughry
preview plate | order
map plate thumbnail, Lewisburg, Oregon geologic quad
O-09-05, Lewisburg quadrangle, by T. J. Wiley
preview plate | order
map plate thumbnail, Brownsville, Oregon geologic quad
O-09-10, Waterloo quadrangle, by M. L. Ferns and J. D. McClaughry
preview plate | order

O-09-11, Sweet Home quadrangle, by J. D. McClaughry
preview plate | order

cover page and samplehazard maps for Open-File Report O-09-0612-15-09 News release New landslide maps of Canby quadrangle released - IMS-29, Landslide inventory maps for the Canby quadrangle, Clackamas, Marion, and Washington Counties, Oregon, by W. J. Burns.

preview plates | order

12-14-09 News release New report looks at coastal erosion in southern Clatsop County - Open-File Report O-09-06, Coastal Erosion Hazard Zones in Southern Clatsop County, Oregon: Seaside to Cape Falcon, by Robert C. Witter, Thomas Horning, and Jonathan C. Allan | buy

12-03-09 News release New lidar data series released for areas in eastern Oregon [Camp Creek and Ontario] - DATA only; requires specialty GIS software to view/use | lidar data quadrangle publications

11-18-09 News release New lidar data series for southern Oregon coast released - DATA only; requires specialty GIS software to view/use | lidar data quadrangle publications


lidar imagery of Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge, and Portland Basin

11-06-09 - Lidar imagery of Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge, and Portland Basin, by Ian P. Madin | news release
buy Open-File Report O-09-07 - Mt. Hood | preview
(CD, $15; 60 x 72 inch color plot, $40)
buy Open-File Report O-09-08 - Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls to Cascade Locks | preview
(CD, $15; 60 x 84 inch color plot, $50)
buy Open-File Report O-09-09 - Portland Basin
(CD, $15; 60 x 96 inch color plot, $60) | preview

Oregon Geology magazine vol. 69, no. 1 (Fall 2009) 10-15-09 - Oregon Geology, vol. 69, no. 1 (Fall 2009)
Field guides of Portland and Oregon's "supervolcano" featured in new issue of Oregon Geology magazine.
- news release
- links to field trip guide PDFs
- 150-dpi full issue PDF (34 MB)

IMS-28, Oregon: A Geologic History

10-14-09 - "Oregon: A Geologic History — 150 Years of Statehood, 150 Million Years in the Making" (IMS-28), by Ian P. Madin - 50- x 58-inch wall map
news release | companion web site | 72-dpi PDF (40 MB) | buy - $15 (plus $5.50 S&H)

Celebrate Earth Science Week in Oregon, October 11-18 - Governor's Proclamation


GMS-119, Oregon City quad

09-29-09 - New geologic map highlights faults, volcanoes, landslides in Oregon City - GMS-119, Geologic Map of the Oregon City 7.5’ Quadrangle, Clackamas County, Oregon 150-dpi PDF | buy

09-25-09 News release New report looks at sediment bulldozed onto a beach on the southern Oregon coast - Beach and shoreline response to an artificial landslide at Rocky Point, Port Orford, on the southern Oregon coast, by Jonathan C. Allan and Roger Hart | buy CD

09-16-09 News release Governing Board to meet in Cannon Beach September 28, 2009 | buy CD

09-15-09 News release Lisa Phipps joins DOGAMI Governing Board

08-21-09 News release New lidar-based maps, data show unprecedented detail of Portland metro landscape | Learn more and order LIS and LDQ publications

08-03-09 News release New report details research on tsunami hazard assessment for Cannon Beach - Special Paper 41, Tsunami hazard assessment of the northern Oregon coast: A multi-deterministic approach tested at Cannon Beach, Clatsop County, Oregon, by George R. Priest, Chris Goldfinger, Kelin Wang, Robert C. Witter, Yinglong Zhang, and António M. Baptista. 1 DVD, $15 | Buy SP-41 DVD.

07-24-09 News release Governing Board to meet August 6 in Portland | Public Meeting Agenda

07-23-09 News release Oregon Plan Award, Reclamation Awards announced | MLRR home page


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07-16-09 - News Release Two new geologic maps of the Upper Klamath Basin released:

Open-File Report O-08-08, Preliminary geologic map of the Mule Hill 7.5' quadrangle, Klamath County, Oregon, and Siskiyou County, California
, by Stanley A. Mertzman and others | Buy CD, $15; and

Open-File Report O-09-02, Preliminary geologic map of the Robinson Butte 7.5' quadrangle, Jackson County, Oregon, by Stanley A. Mertzman and others | Buy CD, $15.

07-07-09 News release Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries reorganizes field offices

06-05-09 News release DOGAMI Governing Board to meet in Portland June 19, 2009

05-28-09 - Digital geologic map of Oregon completed. News Release
geologic compilation map of Oregon
OGDC-5
(statewide geologic digital compilation data)
Oregon Geologic Data Compilation (OGDC) - Release 5, by Lina Ma, Ian P. Madin, Keith V. Olson, Rudie J. Watzig, Ray E. Wells, Alan R. Niem, and George R. Priest; CD, $30. Buy Digital Data Set DVD

simplified geologic compilation map of NW Oregon
simplified map of NW portion
of OGDC-5
Open-File Report O-09-03, Preliminary Digital Geologic Compilation Map of Part of Northwestern Oregon, by Lina Ma, Ray E. Wells, Alan R. Niem, Clark A. Niewendorp, and Ian P. Madin; CD, $15. Buy OGDC-NW map plate CD

plesiosaur skeleton

04-23-09 - Mitchell Schools craft 100-million-year-old sea-dinosaur replica. OPLI news release | Oregon Paleo Lands Institute

With the guidance of paleontologists and renowned dinosaur sculptor Larry Williams, students at Mitchell School, Mitchell, Oregon, are constructing a half-size replica of a 24-foot-long plesiosaur, along with an exhibit about the animal, its environment, and changes in the landscape since it lived along Oregon's ancient beach, 100 million years ago. The ancient marine dinosaur was one of the largest and fastest marine predators that ever lived. The sculpture and exhibit will be completed in late May, and open to the public at the Oregon Paleo Lands Institute Field Center in Fossil, Oregon on July 4.


IMS-26 plate plate  IMS-27 plate plate  SP-42 cover

New maps reveal landslides using
laser-based imaging

  • IMS-26, Landslide Inventory Map of the Northwest Quarter of the Oregon City quadrangle, Clackamas County, Oregon, by William J. Burns and Ian P. Madin | Buy CD
  • IMS-27, Landslide Inventory Map of the Southwest Quarter of the Beaverton quadrangle, Washington County, Oregon, by William J. Burns | Buy CD
  • Special Paper 42, Protocol for Inventory Mapping of Landslide Deposits from Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) Imagery, by William J. Burns and Ian P. Madin | Buy CD

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04-15-09 News release - Governing Board to meet in Portland May 4th, 2009 | agenda

03-27-09 News release - 45th anniversary of the last destructive tsunami to hit Oregon

cover page of Open-File Report O-08-15 02-25-09 - New report looks at monitoring Oregon’s ever-changing shoreline. Open-File Report O-08-15, Oregon Beach and Shoreline Mapping and Analysis Program: 2007-2008 Beach Monitoring Report, by Jonathan C. Allan and Roger Hart, released. CD $10. News Release | Buy CD

02-24-09 News release - DOGAMI Governing Board to meet at Oregon State Library in Salem March 6, 2009

O-08-09 map plates
02-18-09 - Open-File Report O-08-09, Regional Landslide Hazard Maps of the Southwest Quarter the Beaverton Quadrangle, West Bull Mountain Planning Area, Washington County, Oregon by William J. Burns released. 1 CD, $10.
News Release | Buy CD
View 8.5x11-inch versions of map plates (PDF)

01-26-09 News release Today is the 309th anniversary of an earthshaking event! Today marks the 309th anniversary of the most recent, great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake to strike the Pacific Northwest.


Corvallis, Wren and Marys Peak geologic maps
02-13-09 - Open-File Report O-08-14, Preliminary Geologic Maps of the Corvallis, Wren, and Marys Peak 7.5’ Quadrangles, Benton, Lincoln, and Linn Counties, Oregon by Thomas J. Wiley released. 1 CD, $10.
News Release | Buy CD

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