2017 ORS 537.835¹
City of Walla Walla, Washington, may appropriate, impound and divert certain waters from Mill Creek

(1) Pursuant to the provisions of ORS 537.810 (Diversion or appropriation of waters from basin of origin without legislative consent prohibited), consent is hereby given to the City of Walla Walla, a municipal corporation of the State of Washington, to appropriate, impound and divert certain waters from Mill Creek, a tributary of the Walla Walla River, located in Township 6 North, Range 38, E.W.M., Umatilla County, Oregon, for the beneficial use of both the State of Oregon and within the City of Walla Walla, State of Washington, subject to the following terms and conditions:

(a) The City of Walla Walla shall pay the entire cost of constructing and maintaining this project; and

(b) The City of Walla Walla shall employ only residents and inhabitants of the State of Oregon in the construction and maintenance of the project.

(2) The Water Resources Commission may from time to time direct that a designated portion of the impounded waters shall be held in the State of Oregon for fire protection, for use by Oregon residents, for wildlife habitat needs, and to maintain proper streamflow during the summer months.

(3) Prior to commencing construction, the City of Walla Walla shall make application for such appropriation, impoundment and diversion to the Water Resources Commission and such appropriation, impoundment and diversion shall be allowed upon such additional terms, conditions, reservations, restrictions and provisions, including minimum streamflow, as the Water Resources Commission shall impose for the protection and benefit of the State of Oregon. [1975 c.732 §2; 1985 c.673 §76]

Law Review Cita­tions

16 EL 963, 965 (1986)

Chapter 537

Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for wa­ter appropria­tion permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing pro­vi­sions of ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.620 and needed only to comply with require­ments of this chapter. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Reserva­tion to state of “all coal and other minerals” in deed of land by state as reserva­tion of geothermal resources, (1980) Vol 41, p 298

Law Review Cita­tions

11 EL 387 (1981); 16 EL 583, 592 (1986); 28 WLR 285 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 537—Appropriation of Water Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors537.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 537, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano537.­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.