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.



Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Visit ODFW for more information about the Agency's current programs and policies regarding fish and wildlife.

Fish Division

Native Fish Conservation and Recovery

The Oregon Plan for Salmon & Watersheds

Fish Passage Program

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

OWEB is a state agency that looks to protect and restore Oregon's natural habitats and watersheds by providing grants.


Water Resources Department

The Water Resources Department's mission is to ensure that water resource needs are met now, and into the future.

Surface Water Resources

Here you have access to data relating to different aspects of surface water availability and resource

Water Law

Water Rights

Klamath Basin Regulation and Water Distribution