Or. Admin. R. 690-513-0010 - Definitions

As used in this rule, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) The Goose and Summer Lakes Basin and the Goose Lake, Warner Lakes, Chewaucan and Summer Lakes Subbasins are as shown by Water Resources Department Map No. 13.6S.
(2) "Classification" or "Classified" means the allowed and preferred beneficial use(s) of a given surface or ground water source for which future uses of water shall be permitted. Except as otherwise provided by the Commission, the Department shall not issue permits to appropriate, and no use shall be initiated of, any of the surface or ground waters of the Goose and Summer Lakes Basin for any uses except those for which the waters are classified. A classification does not affect uses existing on the date of adoption or alteration of the classification. A classification does not affect the transfer to another beneficial use of any water right with a priority date prior to August 5, 1988.
(3) "Commission" means the Water Resources Commission.
(4) "Department" means the Water Resources Department.
(5) "Agriculture Use" means the use of water for agricultural and forestry purposes other than irrigation and includes nursery operations use as defined in OAR Chapter 690, Division 11, pro-tection of facilities and crops from fire, temperature control and other related miscellaneous uses.
(6) "Domestic Use" includes domestic use, domestic use expanded and commercial use as defined in OAR Chapter 690, Division 11 and other related miscellaneous uses.
(7) "Fish Life Use" includes use of diverted water to sustain fish confined to ponds and artificial impoundments and the use of stored water to supplement natural streamflows to improve habitat conditions.
(8) "Ground Water Recharge" means the intentional addition of water to a ground water reservoir where consistent with OAR Chapter 690, Division 11.
(9) "Industrial Use" means the use of water in the manufacture of a product including other related miscellaneous uses.
(10) "Instream Use" means the public use of water where there is no diversion or other means of physical control over the water. Public uses include, but are not limited to, creation; conservation, maintenance and enhancement of aquatic and fish life, wildlife, fish and wildlife habitat and any other ecological values; pollution abatement; or navigation.
(11) "Irrigation Use" means the application of water to crops or plants by artificial means to promote growth, nourish plants or leach minerals from croplands.
(12) "Mining Use" means the use of water to extract metals or minerals including placer mining as defined in OAR Chapter 690, Division 11 and leaching operations.
(13) "Municipal Use" means the delivery and use of water through the water service system of an incorporated municipality or a nonprofit corporation and includes quasi-municipal uses as defined in OAR Chapter 690, Division 11.
(14) "Pollution Abatement" means the diversion of waters into artificial or other natural channels to remove or dilute pollutants and use of stored water to augment natural streamflow to remove or dilute pollutants.
(15) "Power" means the use of water for electrical or mechanical power or for operation of a hydraulic ram where such uses are consistent with OAR Chapter 690, Division 51.
(16) "Recreation" means the diversion of water from natural water courses or use of stored waters to provide scenic or recreational values.
(17) "Stockwater Use" means the physical diversion of water from the natural water course or storage of water for use by livestock or wildlife.

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Or. Admin. R. 690-513-0010
WRB 31, f. 5-7-65; WRD 5, f. 6-15-77; WRD 14-1985, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-85; WRD 3-1987, f. & cert. ef. 3-13-87; WRD 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-90, Renumbered from 690-080-0130

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