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WaterWatch of Oregon

Protecting and restoring natural flows in Oregon rivers and creeks since 1985.

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Protecting Oregon’s rivers for future generations.


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Without WaterWatch, many of Oregon’s rivers and streams would run dry.

In almost every river basin in the state, there are simply too many water rights and not enough water to go around — especially during key dry months in the late summer into fall. Even in the 21st century, it can be perfectly legal in Oregon to drain our rivers until they are bone dry.

That’s what WaterWatch of Oregon works to prevent. For nearly 40 years, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams, and lakes for fish, wildlife, and people.

Our work isn’t glamorous. It can be difficult. We keep regulators accountable. We speak for the public interest. We pass balanced water legislation, and when necessary — we go to court. Our goal is to ensure a legacy of healthy rivers in Oregon.

There are many interests working to take more and more water from Oregon’s streams and rivers. If clean, abundant water is important to you, join WaterWatch today to ensure there is enough water in our rivers for fish, wildlife, and people who depend on healthy rivers. Our quality of life depends on it.


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