Category Archives: Water Resources Dept. (WRD)

New Watermasters: Changes in Coos, Curry

The Oregon Water Resources Department is shifting watermaster responsibilities on the South Coast in order to more effectively serve the public with limited resources, distribute workloads across the state, and better support staff in their water management and distribution efforts. Source: New Watermasters: Changes in Coos, Curry | News | currypilot.com

Early season snowfall, precipitation lagging across Oregon

A dry start to the fall season is raising some concerns among state water managers about the possibility of drought returning to Oregon, especially in the Rogue and Umpqua river basins. Overall precipitation is measuring well below normal for the water year that began Sept. 30, according to the latest water conditions report from the […]
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OWRD to Host open house in Chiloquin, December 17

The Oregon Water Resources Department is holding an open house on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at the Chiloquin Community Center [140 S. 1st Street, Chiloquin, Oregon] from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The purpose of the open house is primarily to exchange information and engage water users in a conversation about the management of groundwater […]
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Four Oregon water projects win $2.5 million in grant funding

Four water projects have won nearly $2.5 million in grant funding from the Oregon Water Resources Commission while 10 other proposals seeking $9.8 million were rejected. The 2019 grants mark the fourth cycle of funding from Oregon’s water supply development fund and also the lowest total amount awarded since the program was enacted. Source: Four […]
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OWRD to host groundwater management open house

The Oregon Water Resources Department will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Chiloquin Community Center on management of groundwater rights in the basin, according to a news release. There will also be informational booths on other aspects of water quantity management. Source: OWRD to host groundwater […]
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The High Cost Of Dissent In Grant County

A career police officer claims to be the latest target of an activist sheriff. Source: The High Cost Of Dissent In Grant County

Forums outline water strategies to last a century; The 100-Year Water Vision seeks to build awareness about water challenges

Oregon’s statewide plan to update water infrastructure, address climate change challenges and conserve precious water resources are under public review, with potential impacts lasting well into the 22nd century. Source: Forums outline water strategies to last a century; The 100-Year Water Vision seeks to build awareness about water challenges

Communities weigh in on Oregon’s 100-year water vision

Faced with climate change, a growing population and aging infrastructure, the state of Oregon is reaching out to local communities for ideas to ensure clean and abundant water supplies over Source: Communities weigh in on Oregon’s 100-year water vision

New state water manager takes office in Pendleton

A new state water boss is coming to town. The Oregon Water Resources Department announced the hiring of Chris Kowitz as the North Central Region manager. He will work out of the office at 116 S.E. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. Kowitz replaces Mike Ladd, who retired this year after 44 years with the department. Source: New […]
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New state water manager takes office in Pendleton

A new state water boss is coming to town. The Oregon Water Resources Department announced the hiring of Chris Kowitz as the North Central Region manger,  He will work out of the office at 116 S.E. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. Kowitz replacles Mike Ladd, who retired this year after 44 years with the department. Source: New […]
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