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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
Department Announces Extension of Public Comment Deadline and Scheduling of Second Public Hearing on Division 22 Drought Rules for Klamath.

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Click here to view Notice of Extended Public Comment Period and Second Rulemaking Hearing.
Click here to view Draft Rules
Click here to view Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Next Steps on New Water Initiative

SB 839 Governance and Seasonally Varying Flows task forces will hold first meeting on Friday, August 15, at the Oregon Water Resources Department in Salem.  Meetings will continue through the fall. 

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Click here to visit task force webpages to view participants, meeting materials, and meeting schedule.

Click here to view the public notice of the first task force meeting.

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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