ORS 549.990¹

(1) Subject to ORS 153.022 (Authority of agency to specify rule violation as particular level of violation), violation of ORS 549.180 (Bringing additional water into ditch without payment of compensation prohibited) is a Class D violation, and the violator shall be compelled to restore the drainage to the condition previously existing.

(2) Violation of ORS 549.400 (Obstruction, befoulment or pollution of ditch prohibited) is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $25, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 10 days, or both. Justice courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit court over violations of ORS 549.400 (Obstruction, befoulment or pollution of ditch prohibited). [Amended by 1999 c.1051 §197]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 549—Drainage and Flood Control Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors549.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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