Alabama Office of Water Resources (OWR)
Alabama Office of
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
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ADEM - Alabama Department of Environmental Management
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OWR - Alabama Office of Water Resources
RSA - The Retirement Systems of Alabama
SEIB - Alabama State Employees Insurance Board
USDA-FSA - United States Department of Agriculture - Farm Services Agency (FSA)
USDA-RD - United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development
USDM - US Drought Monitor
USGS - US Geological Service
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