Or. Admin. R. 690-513-0030 - Goose Lake Subbasin

(1) Objectives. The objectives of the Commission in managing the surface and ground water resources of the Goose Lake Subbasin consistent with the provisions of the Goose Lake Compact are to:
(a) Avoid additional conflicts over inadequate supplies of water from and protect the remaining instream flows in Thomas Creek;
(b) Prevent the spread of the contaminated water originating at the uranium mill tailings site near Lakeview through regulation of well con-struction.
(2) Classifications. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the surface and ground waters of the Goose Lake Subbasin are classified for agriculture, domestic, fish life, ground water recharge, industrial, instream, irrigation, mining, municipal, pollution abatement, power, recreation and stockwater uses.
(a) Surface waters of Thomas Creek and tributaries below the point where Thomas Creek enters Section 15, Township 38S, Range 19E, except Cottonwood Creek, are classified for any beneficial use of stored water, domestic and stockwater uses;
(b) Surface waters of Thomas Creek and tributaries above the point where Thomas Creek enters Section 15, Township 38S, Range 19E are classified for any beneficial use of stored water, domestic, instream and stockwater uses;
(c) Ground water from alluvial aquifers within the Thomas Creek drainage above the point where Thomas Creek enters Section 15, Township 38S, Range 19E, is classified for domestic and stock-water uses only;
(d) Ground water from any well within 1,000 feet of Thomas Creek, or a tributary, and taking water from an unconfined aquifer is classified for domestic and stockwater uses only. This paragraph only applies to wells within the following areas:
(A) Sections 28, 29 and 31-35; Township 37S; Range 20E;
(B) Sections 10-15, 21-27 and 34-36; Township 38S; Range 19E;
(C) Sections 2-11, 14-22 and 28-33; Township 38S; Range 20E;
(D) Sections 1-3 and 10-15; Township 39S; Range 19E;
(E) Sections 3-10, 15-22 and 27-34; Township 39S; Range 20E.
(3) Reservoir Standards. Development of a reservoir may be permitted on any stream in the Goose Lake Subbasin, however, in addition to meeting any other standards required by the Commission, any person proposing development of a reservoir in the subbasin shall give due consideration to:
(a) Alternative sizing of the project to achieve a reasonable economic development of the proposed site;
(b) The potential for use of the reservoir, and any water which is stored and released, for multiple beneficial uses; and
(c) The maintenance of natural flows downstream from the reservoir at levels sufficient to meet instream and out-of-stream needs.

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Or. Admin. R. 690-513-0030
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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