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2022 Water Hauling Laws and Cannabis Laws

Effective June 3, 2022 – New provisions related to water hauling and cannabis laws. Learn more here.

Drought Conditions and Assistance

Drought conditions are emerging in some areas. Find information about conditions, impacts, and assistance on our drought page or report your dry well here.

Water Right Transaction Fees Increased

Consistent with the passage of HB 2142, most water right transaction fees were increased effective July 1, 2021. Access a list of water right transaction fees or utilize the Department's updated fee calculators that can help applicants determine the correct fees for an application.

Wildfire Recovery Information

The Department has developed a wildfire recovery web page with information regarding water rights, well maintenance, and potential funding assistance. Learn more at Wildfire Recovery.

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Offices Re-Open to the Public; Hours of Operation

On May 2, 2022, at 8:00 a.m., the Oregon Water Resources Department is opening its public lobbies to visitors and customers of the Department. Click to view more detail, including OWRD hours of operation and staff contact information.

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