Chapter 537 Appropriation of Water Generally

Public Agency Water Use Registration

§ 537.040 Registration of water for road construction, maintenance or reconstruction

Geothermal Wells

§ 537.090 Laws applicable to geothermal wells
§ 537.095 Interference between geothermal well and other water appropriation

Water Use Reporting

§ 537.097 Verification of land ownership
§ 537.099 Water use report from governmental entity

Appropriation Under 1909 Act; Limited Licenses

§ 537.110 Public ownership of waters
§ 537.120 Right of appropriation
§ 537.130 Permit to appropriate water required
§ 537.131 Reclaimed water
§ 537.132 Exemption from permit requirement for use of reclaimed water
§ 537.133 Permittee’s right to enter on forestland
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In Stream Water Rights

§ 537.332 Definitions for ORS 537.332 to 537.360
§ 537.334 Findings
§ 537.336 State agencies authorized to request in-stream water rights
§ 537.338 Rules for state agency request for in-stream water right
§ 537.341 Certificate for in-stream water right
§ 537.343 Proposed final order
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Miscellaneous

§ 537.385 Extension of irrigation season
§ 537.390 Valuation of water rights
§ 537.395 Public recapture of water power rights and properties

Ponds and Reservoirs

§ 537.400 Reservoir permits
§ 537.405 Exempt reservoirs
§ 537.407 Water right certificate for reservoirs existing before January 1, 1993
§ 537.409 Alternate permit application process for qualifying reservoirs

Cancellation of Permit for Appropriation

§ 537.410 Failure to commence or complete work, or to properly apply water, as grounds for cancellation of permit
§ 537.420 Notice of hearing
§ 537.440 Cancellation of permit
§ 537.445 Hearing upon proposal to cancel permit or appropriation
§ 537.450 Rules for proof as to work and use of water under permits

Conservation and Use of Conserved Water

§ 537.455 Definitions for ORS 537.455 to 537.500 and 540.510
§ 537.460 Legislative findings
§ 537.463 Applicability of ORS 537.455 to 537.500
§ 537.465 Application for allocation of conserved water
§ 537.470 Allocation of conserved water by commission
§ 537.480 Rules
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Ground Water

§ 537.505 Short title
§ 537.515 Definitions for ORS 537.505 to 537.795 and 537.992
§ 537.525 Policy
§ 537.531 Legislative findings
§ 537.532 Injection of ground water into aquifers
§ 537.534 Rules for permitting and administering aquifer storage and recovery projects
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Water Right Examiners; Surveys

§ 537.797 Criteria for certification of land surveyors, engineers and geologists to determine work completion
§ 537.798 Water right examiner certificate
§ 537.799 Survey for issuance of water right certificate

Waste, Spring and Seepage Waters

§ 537.800 Waste, spring and seepage waters

Diversion of Waters From Basin of Origin

§ 537.801 Definitions
§ 537.803 Application proposing use of water outside of basin of origin
§ 537.805 Processing of application
§ 537.809 Reservation of water in basin of origin
§ 537.810 Diversion or appropriation of waters from basin of origin without legislative consent prohibited
§ 537.820 Application of provisions to waters forming common boundary between states
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Geotechnical Holes

§ 537.880 Policy
§ 537.885 Licensing or registration required for drilling of geotechnical hole
§ 537.890 Report form
§ 537.895 Water Resources Department Geotechnical Fund

Penalties

§ 537.990 Criminal penalties
§ 537.992 Civil penalties

General Provisions

Source:
Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 537—Appropriation of Water Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors537.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).