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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
Please click here for more information.
Willamette Basin Review Feasibility Study Available for Public Comment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft report for public comment regarding the reallocation of storage from the Willamette Valley project reservoirs.  Comments are due January 5, 2018.  For more information, visit the following website: http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/willamette/basin-review. 
An informational Open House was held on Monday, December 11, from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at the Department of Fish and Wildlife's office in Salem (4034 Fairview Industrial Drive). 
For more information, refer to the press release.
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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