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  • Klamath Regulation Update

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  • Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy
    The State of Oregon has launched its first Integrated Water Resources Strategy.  Adopted by the Water Resources Commission on August 2, 2012, 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 water‐related challenges facing communities throughout Oregon. It offers recommendations in 13 different issue areas to address these challenges.
    The Strategy and its Executive Summary are now available online. Click Here ​
Agency Resources Agency Spotlight
Oregon Water Resources Department News Release
Tom Byler named Oregon Water Resources Department Director.
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December 11, 2014 Rules Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for Off-Project Area Upper Klamath Groundwater Rules
Public Meetings on Rules Planned for Early 2015.
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Department Rulemaking

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Senate Bill 839 Task Force Meetings
The SB 839 Governance and Seasonally Varying Flows task forces are underway.  Senate Bill 839 allows Oregon to take a more active role in meeting instream and out‐of‐stream water needs, recognizing the challenges created by a growing population, drier and warmer seasons, and declining federal involvement.   
Click here to view the public notice of the Governance and SVF Task Force Meeting on December 1, 2014.
Click here to visit task force webpages to view participants, meeting materials, and meeting schedule.
Commemoration of the Historic 1964 Christmas Flood
The Oregon Water Resources Department, in collaboration with federal and state agencies and the Oregon Silver Jackets, invites you to join us in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Oregon's 1964 Flood event.  The 1964 Christmas Flood was a statewide event, during which hundreds of homes and businesses were wiped out.  17 Oregonians lost their lives and approximately $1.1 billion of damage (in today's dollars) resulted.    
Click here to view the multi-agency, 1964 flood campaign website for links to videos, debunked flood myths, economic impact information and more.
Click here for Flood preparedness and recovery.
Click here for 1964 Flood Pictures Story Map.
Click here for 1964 Flood Swipe Map.
Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement and Legislation
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Klamath Regulation Update
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Agency Success
In 2011, Water Resources Department enjoyed significant successes in the areas of Instream Flows and Process Improvement Accomplishment.
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