Oregon Water Resources Department

Rule Rule 690-502-0200
Chehalem Mountain, Eola Hills and South Salem Hills Ground Water Limited Areas


(1)

Groundwater in the basalt aquifers in the Chehalem Mountain, Eola Hills and South Salem Hills Groundwater Limited Areas is classified for exempt uses, irrigation and rural residential fire protection systems only. Permits may be issued, for a period not to exceed five years, for fire protection and for drip or equally efficient irrigation provided the Director finds the proposed use and amount do not pose a threat to the groundwater resource or existing permit holders. The amount of water used for irrigation shall be further limited to one acre-foot per acre per year. Permits may be extended for additional five-year periods if the Director finds that the groundwater resource can probably support the extended use. Applications may be rejected or permit or certificate extensions may be denied if the aquifer displays any of the adverse impacts defined in OAR 690, division 008.

(2)

The Chehalem Mountain Groundwater Limited Area is as described and shown in Exhibit 8. The Eola Hills Groundwater Limited Area is as described and shown in Exhibit 10. The South Salem Hills Groundwater Limited Area is as described and shown in Exhibit 11.

(3)

Groundwater applications pending on October 4, 1991 shall be processed according to the classifications in effect on the date the application was filed. Permits may be issued for a period not to exceed five years and shall contain the Special Permit Conditions specified in OAR 690-502-0250 (Special Columbia River Basalt Group Aquifer Permit Conditions). Permits may be extended for additional five-year periods if the Director finds that the groundwater resource can probably support the extended use. Applications submitted after October 4, 1991 shall be processed according to the requirements of these rules and classifications. Within two years of permit issuance, the applicant shall prepare a plan for the Water Resources Commission which shall indicate the steps for obtaining an alternate long-term water supply.
[ED. NOTE: Exhibits referenced are available from the agency.]
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