OAR 690-350-0110
Artificial Groundwater Recharge (AR) Definitions

The following definitions apply to artificial groundwater recharge in OAR 690, division 350, Rules 0110 to 0130:


“Artificial Groundwater Recharge” means the intentional addition of water diverted from another source to a groundwater reservoir. (Applications to obtain permits for artificial groundwater recharge uses submitted pursuant to OAR 690-350-0110 (Artificial Groundwater Recharge (AR) Definitions) to 690-350-0130 (Secondary Groundwater Permits for Use of Artificially Recharged Waters (AR); Supplemental Information Requirements; Limitations; Conditions) are not subject to provisions governing aquifer storage and recovery projects or programs pursuant to OAR 690-350-0010 (ASR General Provisions) to 690-350-0030 (ASR Under ASR Permit).)


“Commission” means the Water Resources Commission.


“Department” means the Water Resources Department.


“Director” means the Director of the Department.


“Groundwater Reservoir” means a designated body of standing or moving groundwater as defined in ORS 537.515 (Definitions for ORS 537.505 to 537.795 and 537.992)(5).


“Recharge Permit” means a permit for the appropriation of water for the purpose of artificial groundwater recharge.


“Secondary Groundwater Permit” means a permit for the appropriation of groundwater which was stored through the exercise of a recharge permit or certificate.


“Stored Recharge Water” means groundwater which results from artificial groundwater recharge.


“Storage Account” means a net volume of artificially recharged groundwater which is calculated for a single recharge activity from a formula specified in a single recharge permit which records additions to a groundwater reservoir by artificial recharge and depletions from a groundwater reservoir by pumping and natural losses.


“Surplus Waters” means all waters in excess of those needed to satisfy current existing rights and minimum streamflows established by the Commission.

Source: Rule 690-350-0110 — Artificial Groundwater Recharge (AR) Definitions, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=690-350-0110.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 690-350-0110’s source at or​.us