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WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

 

DIVISION 516

UMPQUA BASIN PROGRAM

NOTE: The Umpqua River Basin is delineated on State Water Resources Board Map 16.6, dated 1969, available from the agency.

690-516-0005

Classifications

(1) In accordance with ORS 536.220, 536.300, 536.310 and 536.340, the waters of the Umpqua River Basin are classified for domestic, livestock, municipal, irrigation, temperature control, power development, industrial, mining, recreation, wildlife, fish life, with the following exceptions:

(a) Preference shall be given to human consumption, livestock consumption and irrigation of non-commercial gardens not to exceed one-half acre in area for all the waters of the Umpqua River Basin over any other beneficial uses;

(b) The waters of the natural lakes of the Umpqua River Basin are classified for the utilization of water for domestic, livestock, power development not to exceed 7-1/2 theoretical horsepower, and in-lake uses for recreation, wildlife, and fish life purposes;

(c) The waters of Roberts Creek and its tributaries were withdrawn by Water Resources Commission's Order of Withdrawal on October 4, 1991;

(d) The unappropriated waters of Lookingglass Creek and tributaries are withdrawn from further appropriation except for domestic and livestock watering uses under 5,000 gallons per day per appropriation and water legally stored and released from storage from June 1 through September 30 of each year, by the Water Policy Review Board's Order of Withdrawal dated April 3, 1983.

(e) The unappropriated waters of the South Umpqua River and tributaries, excluding Lookingglass and Roberts Creeks, are withdrawn from further appropriation except for human consumption, livestock consumption, irrigation of up to 1/2-acre non-commercial garden and water legally released from storage from July 15 through September 30 of each year, by the Water Policy Review Board's Order of Withdrawal dated April 29, 1985. This limitation shall not affect the withdrawals previously enacted by the Board for the waters of Roberts and Lookingglass Creeks.

(f) In accordance with ORS 538.140, the waters of Diamond Lake and tributaries shall not be diverted or interrupted for any purpose and are withdrawn from further appropriation, except for domestic use on contiguous and surrounding land or other water uses necessary to maintain, increase and perpetuate game fish and game fish propagation in Diamond Lake and its tributaries.

(2) Structures or works for utilization of the waters in accordance with the aforementioned classifications are also declared to be prejudicial to the public interest unless planned, constructed and operated in conformity with the applicable provisions of ORS 536.310; and any such structures or works which do not give cognizance to the multiple-purpose concept are further declared to be prejudicial to the public interest.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536.300, 536.340 & 536.410
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: (WRB 9, f. 4-21-59; WRB 11, f. 10-31-60; WRB 22, f. 11-16-62; WRB 27, 5-11-64; WRB 58, f. 4-15-74; WRD 8(Temp), f. 7-22-77; WRD 4-1981, f. & cert. ef. 5-28-81; WRD 6-1981(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-25-81; WRD 8-1982, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-82; WRD 7-1984, f. & cert. ef. 12-27-84; WRD 4-1985, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-85; WRD 8-1985, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-85; WRD 9-1985, f. 8-2-85; South Umpqua WRB 22, f. 11-16-62; Main Stem-Umpqua System, WRB 27, f. 5-11-64) WRD 8-1991, f. & cert. ef. 11-7-91, Renumbered from 690-080-0160; WRD 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-12-12

690-516-0010

Minimum Perennial Streamflows

(1) For the purpose of maintaining minimum perennial streamflows sufficient to support aquatic life, no appropriations of water except for human consumption, livestock con-sumption and irrigation of non-commercial gardens not to exceed one-half acre in area and waters legally released from storage shall be granted for waters of the following streams when flows are at or below the levels specified in Table 1.

(2) The minimum perennial streamflows established by the October 24, 1958, Umpqua Basin program shall remain in effect over appropriations issued from October 24, 1958 to March 26, 1974.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536.300, 536.340 & 536.410
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: (WRB 9, f. 4-21-59; WRB 11, f. 10-31-60; WRB 22, f. 11-16-62; WRB 27, 5-11-64; WRB 58, f. 4-15-74; WRD 8(Temp), f. 7-22-77; WRD 4-1981, f. & cert. ef. 5-28-81; WRD 6-1981(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-25-81; WRD 8-1982, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-82; WRD 7-1984, f. & cert. ef. 12-27-84; WRD 4-1985, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-85; WRD 8-1985, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-85; WRD 9-1985, f. 8-2-85; South Umpqua WRB 22, f. 11-16-62; Main Stem-Umpqua System, WRB 27, f. 5-11-64) WRD 8-1991, f. & cert. ef. 11-7-91, Renumbered from 690-080-0160; WRD 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-12-12

690-516-0030

Out-of-Basin Appropriations

To support present and proposed Umpqua River Basin water resource development, no out-of-basin appropriation of the waters of the Umpqua River Basin shall be granted without the prior approval of, and following a public hearing by, the Water Resources Commission.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536.300, 536.340 & 536.410
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: (WRB 9, f. 4-21-59; WRB 11, f. 10-31-60; WRB 22, f. 11-16-62; WRB 27, 5-11-64; WRB 58, f. 4-15-74; WRD 8(Temp), f. 7-22-77; WRD 4-1981, f. & cert. ef. 5-28-81; WRD 6-1981(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-25-81; WRD 8-1982, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-82; WRD 7-1984, f. & cert. ef. 12-27-84; WRD 4-1985, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-85; WRD 8-1985, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-85; WRD 9-1985, f. 8-2-85; South Umpqua WRB 22, f. 11-16-62; Main Stem-Umpqua System, WRB 27, f. 5-11-64) WRD 8-1991, f. & cert. ef. 11-7-91, Renumbered from 690-080-0160; WRD 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-12-12

690-516-0040

Water Quality

Rights to use of water granted by any state agency in accordance with this water-use program shall be issued only on the condition that any effluents or return flows from such uses shall not interfere with other beneficial uses of water.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536.300, 536.340 & 536.410
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: (WRB 9, f. 4-21-59; WRB 11, f. 10-31-60; WRB 22, f. 11-16-62; WRB 27, 5-11-64; WRB 58, f. 4-15-74; WRD 8(Temp), f. 7-22-77; WRD 4-1981, f. & cert. ef. 5-28-81; WRD 6-1981(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-25-81; WRD 8-1982, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-82; WRD 7-1984, f. & cert. ef. 12-27-84; WRD 4-1985, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-85; WRD 8-1985, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-85; WRD 9-1985, f. 8-2-85; South Umpqua WRB 22, f. 11-16-62; Main Stem-Umpqua System, WRB 27, f. 5-11-64) WRD 8-1991, f. & cert. ef. 11-7-91, Renumbered from 690-080-0160

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