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  • Oregon’s 2017 Integrated Water Resources Strategy Public Review Draft Available Online
    The State of Oregon launched its first Integrated Water Resources Strategy in 2012.  Adopted by the Water Resources Commission, the Strategy provides a blueprint for understanding and meeting Oregon’s water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem needs now and into the future.  Using a process that involved extensive public outreach, the Strategy identifies the most critical waterrelated challenges facing communities throughout Oregon. It offers recommendations in 13 different issue areas to address these challenges.
    The Department recently took public comment on the draft 2017 Integrated Water Resources StrategyPublic comments will be shared with the Water Resources Commission.  To view the public review draft click hereThe Commission will be asked to adopt the 2017 Strategy in November.
  • *New* Water Resources Development Program
    The Water Resources Development Program seeks to help individuals and communities address their instream and out-of-stream needs now and into the future.  The following pages contain information related to Place-Based Planning Pilot Grants, Feasibility Study Grants, and Water Project Grants and Loans
    Click here to learn more about the Water Resources Development Program. 

Agency Resources Agency Spotlight
Klamath Water Distribution Update
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ODFW's Transfer and Water Exchange Applications
On June 10, 2016, following a contested case hearing, an administrative law judge issued a proposed order upholding OWRD’s 2012 approval of point of diversion transfers for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. On October 28, 2016, OWRD issued Final Orders approving the ODFW transfers. Click here for more information.

2017 Update to the Integrated Water Resources Strategy
The 2017 Integrated Water Resources Strategy public review draft is now available online. Public comments were accepted through July 19 and will be shared with the Water Resources Commission in August.  To view the public review draft click here.

Funding Opportunities
The Department offers grants and loans to assist with evaluating and developing water resources projects that help address instream and out-of-stream water needs. Click here to learn more about our grant and loan opportunities.
Department Rulemaking
Click here to view information on current rulemaking activities, including public comment periods and public hearings. 

Water Use and Marijuana
Click here to view the Handout on Understanding Water Use Regulations: Medical and Recreational Marijuana, which provides an overview of Oregon’s water laws and Department contact information. 
Marijuana Producer Exempt Water Form - This form is provided to fulfill documentation required in section 5, subsection 3 of OLCC’s Marijuana Cultivation Plan for Producers for water access not requiring a water right. Download the Marijuana Producer Exempt Water Form here and submit it to your watermaster. 
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