OAR 690-022-0020
Purpose and Statutory Authority


The purpose of these rules is to implement ORS 536.750 (Powers of commission after declaration of drought)(1)(c), which authorizes the Commission, pursuant to a gubernatorial declaration that a severe, continuing drought exists, to grant a temporary preference to water rights for human consumption or stock watering use over other water uses regardless of priority date.


These rules, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order no.14-01, dated February 13, 2014, are effective upon filing, and shall remain effective until December 31, 2014. During the effective period of these rules and a drought declaration under ORS 536.740 (Governor’s authority to declare drought) in Klamath County, the Commission grants a preference in Klamath County of use for water rights for human consumption or stock watering as provided in this rule. The temporary preference of use shall only apply to Klamath County and shall remain in effect only during the effective time period of the Governor’s drought declaration in Klamath County while these rules are in effect.


These rules are repealed on December 31, 2014.

Source: Rule 690-022-0020 — Purpose and Statutory Authority, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=690-022-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

Rule 690-022-0020’s source at or​.us