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Post-Fire Wildfire Recovery Information

The Department has developed a handout on Post-Fire Water Right Considerations and a handout on Maintaining Your Wells After Wildfire. The Federal Emergency Management Administration has issued a press release related to potential funding assistance for well damage.

The Oregon Health Authority is also providing free well testing vouchers (Español) to private well users impacted by wildfire. Please note that wells may need to be repaired before testing can occur.

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Offices Closed to the Public; Staff Available via Phone or Email

On March 23, 2020, Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-12, "Stay Home, Save Lives," which included requirements for state agencies to maximize teleworking and limit walk-in services to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Oregon Water Resources Department is working to maintain services, while encouraging customers and staff to stay home, stay healthy, and save lives. Our offices are closed to the public, but we continue to work and many of our staff can be reached by email or phone. A summary of the Department's current operations in support of these efforts is included below.

Click to view the OWRD COVID-19 operations summary.

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