2017 ORS 536.238¹
Policy on water storage facilities

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:

(a) The water resources of the state are critical to the economic and recreational well-being of the people of Oregon.

(b) The future vitality of the state’s economy depends on immediate planning to insure future availability of water resources.

(c) Measures to insure adequate water resources to meet the needs of future generations of Oregonians must be pursued.

(d) The potential for a future shortage of water poses serious risks to public health, safety and welfare and therefore is a matter of statewide concern.

(2) Therefore, the Legislative Assembly, in addressing the problem of how to insure adequate water resources for in-stream and out-of-stream uses in the future, declares that it is a high priority of the state to both:

(a) Develop environmentally acceptable and financially feasible multipurpose water storage facilities; and

(b) Enhance watershed storage capacity through natural processes using nonstructural means. [1993 c.386 §1]

Note: 536.238 (Policy on water storage facilities) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 536 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 333 (1974); 11 EL 390 (1981)

Chapter 536

Law Review Cita­tions

28 WLR 285 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 536—Water Resources Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors536.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 536, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano536.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.