I will take me a few days to finish my IAH 2012 reporting. I have a class for which to prepare (we start late at OSU - Monday is the first day of classes): Introduction to Water Science and Policy. It is a junior-level class designed for the non-specialist and a synthesis course (Science, Technology, and Society) in the University's Baccalaureate Core curriculum. It's a fun class - some bright folks in there, and embarrassing questions are always asked.
I am using a different book this year - Water, Rivers and Creeks by the renowned hydrologist, the late Luna B. Leopold. (Aldo's son, born in Albuquerque). Doesn't seem to have the title that would appeal to a hydrogeologist (It does have a chapter on groundwater) but it is certainly apropos for western Oregon. Read some reviews here.
Hope you are enjoying the first day of fall or spring, as the case may be.
"Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children's lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land." - Luna B. Leopold