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Drought Watch

Drought Status & Current Conditions

For detailed information regarding current Drought Declarations including Executive Orders by the Governor please click here.


 Additional Resources:

Reservoir Storage Diagrams
          Deschutes Basin  
          Willamette Basin   
          Tualatin River Basin 
          Rogue Basin   
          Umatilla River Basin  
          Southeastern Oregon 


​​Oregon Water Supply Outlook - June 15, 2015
Three Month Outlook -  Temperature/Precipitation Probability
Oregon Surface Water Supply Index 
7 day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day


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Drought Assistance Programs

State Drought Assistance Programs

To learn about the State's declaration process and emergency tools, click here.

To access the Department's drought application forms, click here.


Federal Drought Assistance Programs

There is a separate drought process at the federal level.  Information on this process and related drought assistance programs can be found on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Drought Programs and Assistance website.

Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size affected by drought (in a federally declared drought area), may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses. For more information, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Drought Disaster Assistance.  
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Learn More About What You Can Do to Use Water Wisely

We can all do our part to lessen the effects of limited water supplies this summer. We can start by conserving the water we use today. Check out the factsheets below for information on how you can save water or visit your city's website for more information.  Many cities provide water conservation tips and some offer incentives.

     •  Saving water inside the home     
     •  Saving water outside the home 
     •  Saving water on the farm or ranch 
     •  Saving water within municipal systems 

For more information, visit the Department's Conservation Share House



Contact Your Local Watermaster for More Information:  
Watermasters in Oregon 


For media inquiries contact:   
Racquel Rancier (503)-986-0828 


Users are invited to send questions about the use of this website, and suggestions for making it more useful, to webmaster@wrd.state.or.us

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