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Integrated Water Resource Strategy

The Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS) is a collaborative effort among 14 water related state agencies to help understand and plan for water needs for people, plants, animals, and the land. Oregon’s Kitchen Table (OKT) is working alongside the Oregon Water Resources Department to hear what Oregonians want to see in the third edition of the IWRS.
Starting May 11, anyone who lives in Oregon can share what they think in different ways:

You can host your own conversation with your family, friends and neighbors. Download the Kitchen Table Conversation guide to organize your own conversation and get the input to OKT by June 15.


We are in the process of updating rules for multiple areas of water resource management. Public comment periods are also underway. Please visit our proposed rulemaking page for more information.

Groundwater Allocation

The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) is updating its rules for evaluating and issuing new groundwater rights in a manner that protects existing water rights and manages Oregon's finite water resources sustainably. Please visit our groundwater allocation rulemaking page for more information. 

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.

Well Abandonment, Repair and Replacement Fund (WARRF)

The Water Well Abandonment, Repair and Replacement Fund (WARRF) provides financial assistance to individual households, or members of a federally recognized tribe in Oregon. This financial assistance can be used to permanently abandon, repair, or replace a water well used for household purposes. To learn more about this program, visit our WARRF website.