There are 21 Watermaster Districts statewide, organized into five regions. The District 13 Watermaster’s Office is in the Southwest Region and functions as a local contact for Jackson County. This office also houses the Southwest Regional Office acting as a hub for water resources for the 5 southwest Oregon Counties of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine Counties.
The Vision of the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) is to assure sufficient and sustainable water supplies are available to meet current and future needs.
The Mission of the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) is to serve the public by practicing and promoting responsible water management through two key goals:
To directly address Oregon's water supply needs, and to restore and protect streamflows and watersheds in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of Oregon's ecosystems, economy, and quality of life.