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WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

 

DIVISION 519

COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN PROGRAM

 

690-519-0000

Classifications

(1) The maximum economic development of this state and the attainment of the highest and best use of the waters of the Columbia River from the Oregon-Washington border near river mile 309 to the confluence with the Pacific Ocean and the attainment of an integrated and coordinated program for the benefit of the state will be furthered through utilization of the aforementioned waters only for instream use for power development, navigation, recreation, wildlife and fish life, and the waters of the Columbia River are hereby so classified with the following exception: The maximum economic development of this state, the attainment of the highest and best use of 30 million acre-feet annually of natural flows of the Columbia River, and the attainment of an integrated and coordinated program for the benefit of the state as a whole will be furthered through utilization of the aforementioned waters only for domestic, livestock, municipal, mining, industrial, agricultural use, irrigation, recreation, power development, pollution abatement, wildlife and fish life uses, and the 30 million acre-feet annually of natural flows of the Columbia River are hereby so classified and reserved for exclusive use within the State of Oregon.

(2) Applications for the use of water for any purposes contrary to classifications specified in the basin program shall not be accepted or granted except as provided by law. The Director shall notify the Board and other interested individuals or agencies of the intent to accept an application for use in conflict with the adopted program in accordance with ORS 536.380 if the proposed use will not have a significant impact on any other water use as provided in OAR 690-519-0000 through 690-519-0050.

(3) The planning, construction and operation of any structures or works for the utilization of water in accordance with the aforementioned classifications are to conform with the applicable provisions of ORS 536.310, including, but not restricted to, the recommendation of the multiple purpose concept.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536 & ORS 537

Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: WRD 5-1983, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-83; Administrative Renumbering 1-1993, Renumbered from 690-080-0200

 

690-519-0010

Power Operations

(1) It is of the highest priority and in the public interest that mainstem federal project operators shall provide instream flows in the Columbia River sufficient to support fish life, navigation and recreational uses, and that federal project operators shall incorporate such flow levels as a firm requirement in all power system planning and operation agreements and procedures.

(2) Hydropower peaking operations which do not cause excessive reservoir fluctuations to interfere with beneficial uses of water are declared to be in the public interest. To minimize adverse impacts on other beneficial water uses, federal project operators shall not exceed project limits on reservoir rates of change.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536 & ORS 537

Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: WRD 5-1983, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-83; Administrative Renumbering 1-1993, Renumbered from 690-080-0200

 

690-519-0020

Out-of-State Appropriations

To support present and proposed resource development in Oregon no out-of-state appropriations of water shall be made or granted by any agency or public corporation of the state for the waters of the Columbia River or its tributaries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536 & ORS 537

Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: WRD 5-1983, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-83; Administrative Renumbering 1-1993, Renumbered from 690-080-0200

690-519-0030

Resource Management

(1) A combination of additional storage development, wise use of available ground water supplies and implementation of cost effective conservation measures is required to satisfy future demands in the Columbia Basin and should be fostered and encouraged.

(2) It is in the public interest to have one organization responsible for the coordination of the various resource management agencies to effectively manage the Columbia River for the maximum beneficial use an control of the water resources.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536 & ORS 537

Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: WRD 5-1983, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-83; Administrative Renumbering 1-1993, Renumbered from 690-080-0200

 

690-519-0040

Water Quality

Rights to the use of water for industrial or municipal purposes granted by any state agency shall be issued only on condition that any effluents or return flows from such uses shall not interfere with recreational, fish life, or other beneficial uses of water.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536 & ORS 537

Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: WRD 5-1983, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-83; Administrative Renumbering 1-1993, Renumbered from 690-080-0200

 

690-519-0050

Existing Rights

This program does not modify, set aside or alter any existing right to use water or the priority of such use established under existing law.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 536 & ORS 537

Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: WRD 5-1983, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-83; Administrative Renumbering 1-1993, Renumbered from 690-080-0200

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