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Drought Conditions and Assistance

Drought conditions are emerging in some areas and the Governor has issued a declaration of drought emergency in some Oregon counties. A drought declaration provides water users with access to certain drought assistance tools at the Department. Visit our drought page to learn more.

Seeking Applicants for the Water Resources Commission

Interested in serving on the Water Resource Commission? See our press release on vacancies and how to apply.

Wildfire Recovery Information

How have the Labor Day wildfires impacted your domestic drinking water well? Take the survey.

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 Closed to the Public; Staff Available via Phone or Email

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our offices are closed to the public, but we continue to work and our staff can be reached by email or phone. Click to view the OWRD COVID-19 operations summary.

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