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Water Use Reporting
Overview
Approximately 23 percent of water rights in Oregon require the user to report water use to the Oregon Water Resources Department. ORS 537.099 requires federal and state agencies, cities, counties, schools, irrigation districts and other special districts to annual report water use. Beginning in the early 1990s, many water use permits issued to non-governmental users include a water measurement and annual reporting requirement.  OAR Chapter 690 Division 85. describes the procedures and requirements for reporting, and specifies that reports of monthly use shall be submitted for each diversion at the end of each water year (October 1 to September 30). 

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Report Water Use

Submit your monthly water use data online  - The online reporting tool is available for data submission beginning October 1. Log into your water use reporting account by entering your User ID number.  If you do not know your User ID number, send a request to wateruse@wrd.state.or.us or call (503) 986-0905. Click here for an instruction sheet for water use reporting online. 

Water Use data may only be reported online once for a particular year. To correct or add to an existing Water Use report, send a message to: wateruse@wrd.state.or.us, or call (503) 986-0905 or mail the information to: Water Use Reporting, Oregon Water Resources Department, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite A, Salem, OR 97301-1266.

A particular year may only be opened once for reporting water use data. To correct or add data to a report that has been submitted, send a message to: wateruse@wrd.state.or.us, or call (503) 986-0905, or mail the information to: Water Use Reporting, Oregon Water Resources Department, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite A, Salem, OR 97301-1266.

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Submit a paper-version Water Use Report. The form is fillable and can be adjusted for each water year by changing the year numbers at the upper left and right corners. Mail the form to: Water Use Reporting, Oregon Water Resources Department, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite A, Salem, OR 97301-1266, or fax to: (503) 986-0902.

View Reported Water Use

Click here to view reported water use by user, point of diversion, water right, or by area of interest.


Authority

ORS 537.099
OAR Chapter 690 Division 85
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Answers to frequently asked questions
Contact Us
​(503) 986-0905 for Dorothy or Shawn, or Dorothy Pedersen (503) 986-0824 or      Shawn Ortiz-Turner (503) 986-0822      email:  wateruse@wrd.state.or.us