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Water Use Reporting


Approximately 17 percent of water rights in Oregon require the user to report water use to the Oregon Water Resources Department. ORS 537.099 requires federal and state agencies, cities, counties, schools, irrigation districts and other special districts to annually report water use. Beginning in the early 1990s, many water use permits issued to non-governmental users include a water measurement and an annual reporting requirement.  OAR Chapter 690 Division 85 describes the procedures and requirements for reporting, and specifies that reports of monthly use shall be submitted for each diversion at the end of each water year (October 1 to September 30). 
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Report Water Use

Report Monthly Water Use Data Online
​A particular year may be opened multiple times during the year until all data fields have been filled.  Report zeroes for any given month when water is not being used. 
Water Use Reporting Form (PDF)

​The form is fillable and can be adjusted for each water year by changing the year numbers at the upper left and right corners.​  


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Make Corrections to Report

To correct data for the current year:
  • Log into your online account, select the relevant reporting point and click on the underlined year to return to the data entry screen. After making corrections, re-submit the report; or
To correct data in a previous year’s report:
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View Reported Water Use

Click here to view reported water use by user, point of diversion, water right, or by area of interest.
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Contact Us

Water Use Reporting
Oregon Water Resources Department
725 Summer Street NE, Suite A
Salem, OR 97301-1266
Water Use Reporting Line: (503) 986-0905
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