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About Us

Vision

The vision of the Water Resources Department is to assure sufficient and sustainable water supplies are available to meet current and future needs.

Mission Statement

The Department's mission is to serve the public by practicing and promoting responsible water management through two key goals:
  • To directly address Oregon's water supply needs
  • To restore and protect streamflows and watersheds in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of Oregon's ecosystems, economy, and quality of life

Core Values

  • Integrity – We are accountable for all that we do.  We act with honesty and promote transparency.
  • Service – We are dedicated to providing outstanding service and treating everyone equitably in our management and stewardship of state resources.
  • Technical Excellence – We base our resource decisions on law, science, and expertise.
  • Teamwork – We are united in our mission, relying on one another and working together with the communities we serve.
  • Forward-Looking – We seek innovative and practical solutions to the water challenges of today and tomorrow.

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