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Oregon Water Resources Department Operations During COVID-19 in Support of "Stay Home, Save Lives"

On Monday, 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. A summary of the Department's current operations in support of these efforts is included below.

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Public Hearings Cancelled on Dam Safety Rules

As a precautionary measure to protect the health of the public and staff, the public hearings on the proposed Division 20, Dam Safety rules, have been cancelled. A public hearing on these proposed rules will be scheduled for a future date. The Department will continue to accept written comments through 5:00 pm on April 6, 2020 as provided in the notice linked below.

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