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Informational Meeting for Water Rights Holders
Monday 08 November 2021, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
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Informational Meeting for Water Rights Holders
Covered by the Silvies Decree – November 8th at 6pm
Representative Mark Owens, the Harney County Natural Resources Advisory Committee, and the Harney County Farm Bureau is hosting an informational meeting on November 8th at 6pm at the Memorial Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds for surface water right holders covered by the Silvies Decree.

This meeting is designed to ensure that all water right holders understand their water rights, understand the decree, and are getting the same information from the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) about how water rights are administered in the basin.  This meeting will focus on surface water rights, and is not intended to cover groundwater rights or the ongoing efforts with OWRD to develop a long-term plan for groundwater administration in the basin.

Officials from the Oregon Water Resources Department in Salem will be attending the meeting in person, and the Director of the Water Resources Department will attend virtually.  Representative Mark Owens and Mary Anne Cooper from the Oregon Farm Bureau will facilitate the meeting.  

While we will cover the administration of the Silvies Decree in detail, we encourage water right holders to submit questions that they have for the Department ahead of the meeting to Mary Anne Cooper at or 541-740-4062 (text or call).  The meeting, questions asked of the Department and the Department’s responses will be documented and available to water right holders as they move forward and plan for future water use.

Please call Mark Doverspike (541-589-0614) with any questions.