Or. Admin. R. 690-513-0020 - Policies

The water resources of the Goose and Summer Lakes Basin are important for irrigation and instream aquatic life, fish life, recreation and wildlife uses. The waters also are used for domestic, municipal, industrial and stockwatering purposes. The protection and maintenance of water resources for these uses will promote the economic and general welfare of the people of the state. Therefore, it shall be the policy of the Commission to:

(1) Limit the potential for additional conflict over inadequate supplies of water and to enhance watershed conditions as needed to provide for instream and out-of-stream needs.
(2) Promote improvement of water quality and quantity through protection and improvement of watershed conditions, particularly those within riparian areas.
(3) Promote protection and restoration of the quality of surface and ground water supplies from the effects of past and future mining and waste disposal activities and to protect the public health where contamination has occurred.
(4) Promote the improvement of watershed conditions and facilities needed for enhanced fish and wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.
(5) Cooperate with other states in the protection of existing users of water form reductions in the quantity or quality of supplies.
(6) Promote the development and use of geothermal resources where development is accomplished in a manner consistent with conservation of the resource and without harming current water right holders.
(7) Encourage the active involvement of basin residents in all decisions affecting the availability and quality of water in the area.
(8) Ensure the perpetual availability of ground water resources by protecting the resource from the demands of future uses where necessary.


Or. Admin. R. 690-513-0020
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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