Instream Water Rights Act
The Oregon Instream Water Rights Act of 1987 allows agencies to apply to have stretches of streams or a certain point in a stream to have a protected right for instream flow. These instream flows may serve several purposes, such as the protection of fish or pollution mitigation.
The Water Resources Department's mission is to ensure that water resource needs are met now, and into the future.
Here you have access to data relating to different aspects of surface water availability and resource