Oregon’s 2nd Special Session Provides $98.725 Million in Drought Relief and Disaster Assistance to Heavily Impacted Sectors of Agriculture

On December 13, 2021, the Oregon State Legislature successfully concluded a one-day special session that included much needed financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and irrigation districts deeply impacted by drought and other disasters in the past year.  This funding will help the hardest hit sectors of Oregon’s agricultural community by providing direct payments to irrigators, […]

Infrastructure Bill Delivers Major Victory for Western Water Users

– IRVINE, Calif. (November 15, 2021) – With President Biden’s signature on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act today, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, businesses and rural and urban water providers declared a victory for Western water users and called on the Administration to immediately clear the path for projects that […]

Over 220 Organizations Urge Congress to Provide Funding for Water Infrastructure

The Oregon Water Resources Congress (OWRC) joined with over 220 organizations across the Western United States to encourage Congress to invest in a diversified water management portfolio that serves a broad range of water uses and addresses critical water infrastructure needs. The informal coalition, representing water users from 15 states, sent letters to Senate leadership […]

Resources and Updates on Coronavirus/COVID-19 in Oregon

In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown has issued a series of Executive Orders (EOs) and other restrictions impacting personal and business activities with the goal of protecting the health and safety of Oregonians. In order to assist districts in navigating the related requirements and guidance we have compiled a […]