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Alabama Office of Water Resources (OWR)


Alabama Office of Water Resources
Alabama Office of Water Resources

OWR Website

ADECA's Office of Water Resources administers programs for river basin management, river assessment, water supply assistance, water conservation, flood mapping, the National Flood Insurance Program and water resources development.

Further, OWR serves as the state liaison with federal agencies on major water resources related projects and conducts any special studies on instream flow needs as well as administering environmental education and outreach programs to increase awareness of Alabama’s water resources.

Examples of the functions of OWR include but are not limited to:

  • Floodplan Management
  • Drought Planning and Management
  • Water Management
  • Interstate Water Issues (i.e., Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basins)
  • Alabama Water Resources Commission

OWR administering the Water Use Reporting Program which requires all major water users in the State to report annual water withdrawals by all public water systems, non-public users withdrawing 100,000 gallons of water or more per day and irrigation users with the capacity to use 100,000 gallons of water or more per day.

OWR Website: adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/owr/Pages/

2017 OWR Surface Water Assessment Report

The 2017 OWR Surface Water Assessment Report contains OWR’s assessment of water use (both withdrawals and net consumption) for the 2010 and 2040 time periods, estimates of streamflows for subbasins and locations throughout Alabama, and a comparison of water use and streamflows.

You can download the 2017 OWR Surface Water Assessment Report as well as other information at adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/owr/watermanagement/Pages/Reports-and-Information.aspx.


For additional information, contact:

Office of Water Resources
Alabama Center for Commerce

401 Adams Avenue
P. O. Box 5690
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-5690

Call (334) 242-5499

Toll Free 1-877-252-9283
Toll Free 1-877-ALA-WATER

E-mail water@adeca.alabama.gov




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