Chapter 541 Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements

Water Companies Organized Under 1891 Act

§ 541.010 Furnishing of water for certain purposes declared to be a public use
§ 541.020 Construction of ditches and canals by corporation
§ 541.030 Ditches and canals across state lands
§ 541.040 Headgate
§ 541.050 Leakage or overflow
§ 541.055 District liability for seepage and leakage from water or flood control works
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Appropriation of Water for Mining and Electric Power Under 1899 Act

§ 541.110 Use of water to develop mineral resources and furnish power
§ 541.120 Ditches and canals through lands
§ 541.130 Right of way for ditches across state lands

Appropriation of Water by the United States

§ 541.220 Survey of stream system
§ 541.230 State lands within irrigated area
§ 541.240 Right of way for ditches and canals
§ 541.250 Cession to United States not rescinded

Suits for Determination of Water Rights Under 1905 Act

§ 541.310 Suits for determination of rights
§ 541.320 Decrees adjudicating rights

District Water Rights Mapping

§ 541.325 Definitions for ORS 541.327 to 541.333
§ 541.327 Failure or refusal of district to act
§ 541.329 Petition for approval of district map
§ 541.331 Protest against approval of petition
§ 541.333 Application for change of place of use, point of diversion or use

Watershed Management and Enhancement

Generally

§ 541.351 Definitions for ORS 541.351 to 541.415
§ 541.353 Legislative findings
§ 541.360 Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
§ 541.362 Executive director of Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
§ 541.363 Authority of executive director to enter into interagency agreements
§ 541.365 Conduct of watershed enhancement program
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Watershed Improvement Grant Fund

§ 541.397 Watershed Improvement Grant Fund
§ 541.399 Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund
§ 541.401 Criteria for project receiving moneys from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund

The Oregon Plan

§ 541.405 Oregon Plan described
§ 541.407 Healthy Streams Partnership
§ 541.409 Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team
§ 541.411 Responsibilities of state agency participating in Oregon Plan
§ 541.413 Agency report to legislative committee prior to adjustment of expenditure limitation or additional funding related to Oregon Plan
§ 541.415 Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds Legal Fund
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Stewardship Agreements

§ 541.423 Stewardship agreements
§ 541.425 Stewardship Agreement Grant Fund
§ 541.426 Criteria for funding projects from Stewardship Agreement Grant Fund

Use of Water to Operate Water Raising Machinery

§ 541.430 Use of machinery by riparian owner to raise water

Splash Dams

§ 541.450 Definitions for ORS 541.450 to 541.460
§ 541.455 Splash dams unlawful
§ 541.460 Abatement proceedings by Attorney General

Release of Water From Impoundment or Diversion Structure

§ 541.510 Authority of Water Resources Commission to require signs warning public of stream level fluctuation
§ 541.515 Notice by commission when hazard created by release of stored water
§ 541.520 Procedure when owner or operator of structure fails to request hearing
§ 541.525 Hearing upon request of owner or operator of structure
§ 541.530 Order of commission regulating release of water
§ 541.535 Installation of automatic stream level recording devices
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Water Development Projects

Definitions

§ 541.700 Definitions for ORS 541.700 to 541.855

Loan Applications

§ 541.703 Project applications
§ 541.705 Project applications
§ 541.710 Processing project application
§ 541.715 Applicant authorized to obtain private planning, engineering and construction services
§ 541.720 Conditions for project application approval

Loan Contracts

§ 541.730 Loan contract
§ 541.735 Payment of funds by State Treasurer pursuant to loan contract
§ 541.740 Liens and other loan security
§ 541.741 Recovery of certain interest amounts
§ 541.745 Remedies of commission when water developer fails to comply with contract
§ 541.750 Repayment of moneys to Water Development Administration and Bond Sinking Fund
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Bonds

§ 541.780 Bonds to provide project financing
§ 541.785 Disposition and use of bond proceeds
§ 541.800 Payment of bond principal and interest from Water Development Administration and Bond Sinking Fund
§ 541.815 Limitation on bond issuance amount

Administration

§ 541.830 Water Development Administration and Bond Sinking Fund
§ 541.835 Water Development Fund
§ 541.840 Emergency Board request for funds to pay administrative expenses
§ 541.845 Rules
§ 541.850 Commission acceptance of gifts or grants
§ 541.855 Biennial report to Legislative Assembly and Governor

North Umpqua River Dams

§ 541.875 Dams and use of water for hydroelectric generation on North Umpqua prohibited
§ 541.880 Responsibility of government entity for repair or maintenance costs of dams on North Umpqua

Penalties

§ 541.990 Penalties
Source:
Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 541—Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­541.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).