The Dismal Watershed, also known as HUC 10210002, covers an area of about 1,300 square miles in southwestern Oregon. The area is characterized by steep, forested mountains and rugged terrain. The watershed is critical to the region's water supply, providing surface water and snowmelt for irrigation, municipal, and industrial use. The snowpack in the area is typically high, with March being the peak snow accumulation month. The primary surface water source in the watershed is the Rogue River, which is home to several fish species, including Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. The reservoirs in the area are primarily used for hydroelectric power generation, but also for recreation and water storage. In recent years, the region has experienced warmer and drier conditions, resulting in decreased snowpack and earlier snowmelt, which could impact water availability in the future.