Oregon: Water Resources Department

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Title Oregon: Water Resources Department
Creator State of Oregon
Subject Administrative agencies; Government information; Government information agencies; Water; Water -- Law and legislation; Water conservation; Water rights; Groundwater; Storm sewers
Spatial Coverage Oregon
Description State agency web portal providing information on water and water resources. The vision of the Water Resources Department is to assure sufficient and sustainable water supplies are available to meet current and future needs. Mission Statement The Department's mission is to serve the public by practicing and promoting wise long-term water management through two key goals: 1) to directly address Oregon's water supply needs, and 2) to restore and protect streamflows and watersheds in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of Oregon's ecosystems, economy, and quality of life. Organization By law, all surface and ground water in Oregon belongs to the public. The Water Resources Department is the state agency charged with administration of the laws governing surface and ground water resources. The Department's core functions are to protect existing water rights, facilitate voluntary streamflow restoration, increase the understanding of the demands on the state's water resources, provide accurate and accessible water resource data, and facilitate water supply solutions. The Director of the Water Resources Department is charged with carrying out the water management policies and rules set by the Water Resources Commission and with overseeing the enforcement of Oregon's water laws. The Director is appointed by the Governor for a four-year term, subject to confirmation by the Senate. The Department is organized into five divisions: Field Services, Technical Services, Water Rights and Adjudications, Director's Office, and Administrative Services. Department headquarters and the Northwest Regional office are in Salem. The Department also has four other regional offices and 15 small field offices throughout Oregon.
Publisher State of Oregon
Type Text
Digitization Specifications State Government website. Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.8.
Identifier http://www.oregon.gov/OWRD/index.shtml
Language eng
Relation Western Waters Digital Library
Coverage Oregon State
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of State of Oregon
Holding Institution State of Oregon
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s67d2t3v
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-26
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1145920
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67d2t3v
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