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Public Hearings Scheduled for Proposed Groundwater Allocation Rules

The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) has officially opened the public comment period for their new Groundwater Allocation Rules. As part of the public comment period, OWRD will be holding public hearings throughout Oregon. 


The proposed rules could significantly reduce the ability to obtain a groundwater permit and will impact all basins including those that are not experiencing serious water level declines. OFB is concerned that there will be significant impacts on a variety of water users. Considering the vast scope of the impact of the proposed rule, Oregon Farm Bureau encourages our members to participate in the public hearings scheduled in their regions. Please find the most current information provided by OWRD on the public hearings outlined below. Additionally, the most up-to-date information can be found on OWRD’s website here.



Public Hearing Dates, Times and Locations 


CENTRAL OREGON


Date: April 4, 2024 

Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Place: Deschutes Services Building, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97703   


A pre-hearing information-only session will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Both the information session and the hearing will be recorded and posted online here within 48 hours. 

 

EASTERN OREGON 


Date: April 18, 2024

Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Place: Eastern Oregon University, Hoke Union Building, Room 339, 1 University Blvd., La Grande, OR 97850  


A pre-hearing information-only session will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Both the information session and the hearing will be recorded and posted online here within 48 hours. 

 

SOUTHERN OREGON


Date: May 16, 2024 

Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Place: Jackson County Auditorium, 7520 Table Rock Rd., Central Point, OR 97502


A pre-hearing information-only session will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Both the information session and the hearing will be recorded and posted online here within 48 hours. 

 

SALEM AND VIRTUAL


Date: May 21, 2024 

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Place: North Mall Office Building, Room 124, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 



This meeting will be hybrid, hosted on Zoom and in person. ​


A pre-hearing information-only session will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m., hosted on Zoo



m and in person. 



This meeting will be hybrid, hosted on Zoom and in person.​ 


Both the information session and the hearing will be recorded and posted online here within 48 hours. 

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