2015 ORS § 537.485¹
Priority of right to use conserved water
  • choice of priority

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of ORS chapter 536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542 or 543, the priority of any right to the use of conserved water, including an in-stream water right, under an application submitted and approved by the Water Resources Commission under ORS 537.465 (Application for allocation of conserved water) and 537.470 (Allocation of conserved water by commission) shall be either the same as or one minute after the priority of the water right held by the person implementing the conservation measures.

(2) A person who implements a conservation measure may choose the priority of the water right for the conserved water in accordance with subsection (1) of this section. However, the priority date chosen must be the same for the portion of water allocated to the applicant and the portion of water allocated to the state. [1987 c.264 §7; 1993 c.641 §6; 2003 c.93 §5]

Note: See note under 537.455 (Definitions for ORS 537.455 to 537.500 and 540.510).