Definition of water right
As used in ORS 543.765 (Certificate to use water for hydroelectric purposes within artificial delivery system), “water right” means a water use established by an adjudication under ORS chapter 539 as evidenced by a court decree or a certificated ground water or surface water right that is issued for some use other than for hydroelectric power and that serves as the underlying water right for an application to use water for hydroelectric purposes. [2007 c.657 §1]
Note: 543.760 (Definition of water right) and 543.765 (Certificate to use water for hydroelectric purposes within artificial delivery system) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 543 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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