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  • Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy
    The State of Oregon has launched its first Integrated Water Resources Strategy.  Adopted by the Water Resources Commission on August 2, 2012, the Strategy provides a blueprint for understanding and meeting Oregon’s water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem needs now and into the future.  Using a process that involved extensive public outreach, the Strategy identifies the most critical water‐related challenges facing communities throughout Oregon. It offers recommendations in 13 different issue areas to address these challenges.
     
    The Strategy and its Executive Summary are now available online. Click Here ​
  • *New* Water Resources Development Program
     
     
    The Water Resources Development Program seeks to help individuals and communities address their instream and out-of-stream needs now and into the future.  The following pages contain information related to Place-Based Planning Pilot Grants, Feasibility Study Grants, and Water Project Grants and Loans
     
    Click here to learn more about the Water Resources Development Program. 


Agency Resources Agency Spotlight
Water Use and Marijuana
Click here to view the Handout on Understanding Water Use Regulations: Medical and Recreational Marijuana, which provides an overview of Oregon’s water laws and Department contact information. 
 
Marijuana Producer Exempt Water Form - This form is provided to fulfill documentation required in section 5, subsection 3 of OLCC’s Marijuana Cultivation Plan for Producers for water access not requiring a water right. Download the Marijuana Producer Exempt Water Form here and submit it to your watermaster. 

Department Rulemaking
Click here to view information on current rulemaking activities, including public comment periods and public hearings. 
 
2015 Statewide Long-Term Water Demand Forecast
In December 2015, OWRD released an updated statewide water demand forecast including estimates of water demand for agriculture, municipal, and industrial uses by 2050.  For more information and a copy of the report, click here.
 
2016 Klamath Regulation Update
Please click here for more information.

New Water Resources Development Program
The Department currently has funding opportunities open for Place-Based Planning Pilot Grants, Feasibility Study Grants, and Water Project Grants and Loans.  Click here to learn more about the Water Resources Development Program. 
 
Monitoring Strategy
This strategy identifies the Department’s monitoring priorities and recommends monitoring actions that will ensure the vision of the Department is being met.  For more information and a copy of the strategy, click here.
 
Oregon Water Resources Department Receives IWRM Award
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) has named the Oregon Water Resources Department as the 2015 recipient of its Integrated Water Resources Management award.  See details here.
 
Governor's Drought Page
Visit the Governor's Drought Watch webpage to learn more about current conditions and drought assistance programs. 
 
 
New Municipal WMCP Guidebook
Expanded guidance and helpful examples for municipal and quasi-municipal suppliers required to prepare a WMCP. 
 
Please click here to access the guidebook.
 
 
 
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