The Water Supply Availability Committee, chaired by the Water Resources Department, provides the scientific foundation that decision-makers need to identify and respond appropriately to drought. The Committee consists of 10 state and federal science and emergency preparedness agencies. Meetings are held at the Water Resources Department’s Salem office (725 Summer St., NE, Salem, OR).
March 16 Draft Agenda
The Drought Readiness Council, co-chaired by the Oregon Water Resources Department and Oregon Office of Emergency Management, reviews local requests for assistance and makes recommendations to the Governor regarding the need for state drought declarations. The Council consists of nine state agencies with natural resources management, public health, or emergency services expertise. Meetings are held at the Water Resources Department’s Salem office (725 Summer St., NE, Salem, OR).