2017 ORS 540.621¹
Cancellation of abandoned water right upon request of owner

Whenever the owner of a perfected and developed water right certifies under oath to the Water Resources Commission that the water right has been abandoned by the owner and that the owner desires cancellation thereof, the commission shall enter an order canceling the water right. Effective upon the date of the entering of such order, the water which was the subject of use under the water right shall revert to the public and become again the subject of appropriation in the manner provided by law, subject to existing priorities. [1955 c.670 §1; 1979 c.67 §5; 1985 c.673 §96]

Law Review Cita­tions

36 EL 1383 (2006)

Chapter 540

Law Review Cita­tions

11 EL 390 (1981)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 540—Distribution of Water; Watermasters; Change in Use; Transfer or Forfeiture of Water Rights, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors540.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 540, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano540.­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.