Or. Admin. R. 690-025-0025 - Distribution of Water between Existing Rights of Record

(1) Whenever there is impairment of, or interference with, existing water rights to appropriate surface water the Oregon Water Resources Department may regulate the distribution of water among the various users of water from any natural surface or groundwater reservoir in accordance with the users' existing rights of record as authorized by ORS 537.525, ORS 539.170 and ORS 540.045.
(2) These rules, OAR 690-0025-0020 to OAR 690-0025-0040, govern the control of wells in the Upper Klamath Basin that produce from a groundwater reservoir that is hydraulically connected to surface water and subject to regulation in the course of distribution of water in accordance with the users' existing rights of record.
(3) These rules operate in lieu of OAR Chapter 690, Division 09, and in conjunction with OAR Chapter 690, Division 250, except that these rules govern distribution of groundwater and surface water in the Upper Klamath Basin in lieu of OAR 690-250-0120(2).

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Or. Admin. R. 690-025-0025
WRD 3-2019, adopt filed 04/16/2019, effective 4/16/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 536.027 & ORS 537.525

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 539.170, ORS 540.045 & ORS 537.525

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