Or. Admin. R. 690-513-0050 - Chewaucan Subbasin

(1) Objective. The objective of the Commission in managing the surface and ground water resources of the Chewaucan Subbasin is to avoid additional conflicts over inadequate supplies of water from and to protect the remaining instream flows in the Chewaucan River.
(2) Classifications. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the surface and ground waters of the Chewaucan 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 the Chewaucan River and tributaries above USGS gage 10384000 are classified for agriculture, domestic, fish life, ground water recharge, industrial, instream, irrigation, mining, municipal, pollution abatement, power, recreation and stockwater uses from November 1 to July 31;
(b) Surface waters of the Chewaucan River and tributaries between the point where the Chewaucan River enters Section 4, Township 34S, Range 18E and USGS gage 10384000 are classified for any beneficial use of stored water, domestic and stockwater uses from August 1 to October 31;
(c) Surface waters of the Chewaucan River and tributaries above the point where the Chewaucan River enters Section 4, Township 34S, Range 18E are classified for any beneficial use of stored water, domestic, instream and stockwater uses from August 1 to October 31.
(3) Reservoir Standards. Development of a reservoir may be permitted on any stream in the Chewaucan 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 down-stream from the reservoir at levels sufficient to meet instream and out-of-stream needs.

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Or. Admin. R. 690-513-0050
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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