ORS 541.651¹
Definitions for ORS 541.651 to 541.696

As used in ORS 541.651 (Definitions for ORS 541.651 to 541.696) to 541.696 (Standards for security of loans from account):

(1) “Newly developed water” means the new increment of water:

(a) Stored for a project providing new or expanded storage;

(b) Allocated to a use under a secondary water right for a project involving the allocation of previously uncontracted water stored by the United States Army Corps of Engineers under an existing water right; or

(c) Conserved for a project to allocate conserved water under the program described in ORS 537.455 (Definitions for ORS 537.455 to 537.500 and 540.510) to 537.500 (Legal status of conserved water right).

(2) “Seasonally varying flows” means the duration, timing, frequency and volume of flows, identified for the purpose of determining conditions for a new or expanded storage project, that must remain in-stream outside of the official irrigation season in order to protect and maintain the biological, ecological and physical functions of the watershed downstream of the point of diversion, with due regard given to the need for balancing the functions against the need to store water for multiple purposes. [2013 c.784 §1]

Note: 541.651 (Definitions for ORS 541.651 to 541.696) to 541.696 (Standards for security of loans from account) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 541 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 541—Water Distributors; Water Releases; Conservation and Storage;, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors541.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 541, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano541.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information