OAR 690-502-0240
Groundwater-Surface Water Hydraulic Connection

These rules are in addition to the requirements of OAR 690, division 009. Groundwater in unconfined alluvium within 14 mile of the banks of a stream or surface water source is presumed to be in hydraulic connection with the surface water source, unless the applicant or appropriator provides satisfactory information or demonstration to the contrary. This hydraulically connected groundwater shall be classified the same as the surface source. This section shall not apply to those groundwater uses exempted by ORS 537.545 (Exempt uses). Notwithstanding such classification, permits may be issued for the use of water from a well in an unconfined aquifer that is hydraulically connected to groundwater, within a quarter mile of a stream, provided that surface water impacts are mitigated through storage releases.

Source: Rule 690-502-0240 — Groundwater-Surface Water Hydraulic Connection, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=690-502-0240.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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