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Office of Columbia River

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3/06/14 - Construction projects and contracts deliver water to Odessa area farmers Columbia Basin farmers relying on declining groundwater supplies in the Odessa Subarea are getting good news. Contracts signed today will deliver water through the new Weber Siphon to some irrigators as early as this year. Plus, construction now underway at the East Low Canal will deliver more water to others down the line thanks to a water permit just issued by the Washington Department of Ecology. More...

The Office of Columbia River (OCR) aggressively pursues development of water supplies to benefit both instream and out-of-stream uses. OCR does so by funding and coordinating storage, conservation, and transmission projects.

OverviewPROGRAM OVERVIEW: Learn more about why the Columbia River Program was established and what the Office Of Columbia River is working to achieve.

Priorities PROGRAM PRIORITIES: The Legislature set four major priorities for the program.

Projects and Funding WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS AND FUNDING: OCR is developing dozens of projects across Eastern Washington.

OverviewOCR OPERATIONS: OCR's operations staff conduct tasks ranging from technical assistance and enforcement to metering supervision, public involvement, and voluntary regional agreements.

Lake Roosevelt Incremental Storage ReleasesLEGISLATIVE REPORTS: Annual supply, quinquennial (every five years) demand forecast, Voluntary Regional Agreement, and other reports to the legislature.


Lake Roosevelt Incremental Storage ReleasesWEB TOOLS: Web tools to help you drill down into Columbia River water resource data.

Wanapum Dam Information
Wanapum Dam structural damage could affect water supply

2011 Long Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast
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Condit Dam Final SSEIS

USGS Columbia Plateau Groundwater Availability Study

Water Conservation

WA Water Exchange

Climate Change & The Columbia River