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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 ​
  • Drought Watch

    Oregon is currently experiencing dry conditions around most parts of the state, and Governor declared drought in several counties early in 2014.  Click here to view our Drought Watch page for information on current conditions, the process for declaring a drought, and tools available when a drought is declared.
Agency Resources Agency Spotlight
Oregon Water Resources Department News Release
Tom Byler named Oregon Water Resources Department Director.
Click here to view the press release. 
Open House and Rules Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled Regarding Groundwater in the Upper Klamath Basin
Members of the Public are Encouraged to Attend.
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Click here to see past press releases and an initial draft of the rules.

Department Rulemaking

Click here to view information on current rulemaking activities, including how to submit public comment.
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 November 14, 2014.
Click here to visit task force webpages to view participants, meeting materials, and meeting schedule.
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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