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2022 Water Hauling Laws and Cannabis Laws

Effective June 3, 2022 – New provisions related to water hauling and cannabis laws. Learn more here.

Drought Conditions and Assistance

Drought conditions are emerging in some areas. Find information about conditions, impacts, and assistance on our drought page or report your dry well here.

Well Abandonment, Repair and Replacement Fund (WARRF)

The Water Well Abandonment, Repair and Replacement Fund (WARRF) provides financial assistance to individual households, or members of a federally recognized tribe in Oregon. This financial assistance can be used to permanently abandon, repair, or replace a water well used for household purposes. To learn more about this program, visit our WARRF website.

Harney Basin Groundwater Study

The Harney Basin Groundwater Study is a cooperative study between OWRD and the US Geological Survey. An intensive data gathering effort occurred between 2015 and 2018, a data analysis and reporting stage began in 2019, and the peer-review and publication process occurred from 2020 to 2022. Read more about study findings and recommendations on the groundwater study webpage.