2013 ORS § 536.590¹
Rights acquired prior to January 1, 1956, not affected

Nothing in the amendments made by chapter 707, Oregon Laws 1955, to ORS 182.410, 536.010 (1973 Replacement Part), 542.110 (Public interest requiring construction of system of works), 548.365 (Depositary for bonds, warrants), 555.030 (Duties of Water Resources Commission) or 555.070 (Contract for reclamation of land), nor in sections 58 to 65, 70 or 75 of chapter 707, Oregon Laws 1955, shall be construed to take away or impair any right to any waters or to the use of any waters vested or inchoate prior to January 1, 1956. [1955 c.707 §77; 1969 c.168 §2; 1985 c.673 §182]