Oregon Water Resources Department

Rule Rule 690-502-0250
Special Columbia River Basalt Group Aquifer Permit Conditions


New permits issued to appropriate groundwater from Columbia River Basalt Group aquifers shall be specially conditioned. The conditions shall specify:

(1)

A static water level measurement be made and submitted before any use of water may commence at the well;

(2)

The permittee/appropriator install a meter or other suitable measuring device approved by the Director and submit an annual report of water used to the Department;

(3)

Limits on acceptable amounts of depletion and interference with other users;

(4)

Use of water from the well be controlled or shut off if limits specified in the permit to protect the resource from depletion, and prior appropriators from interference, are exceeded;

(5)

The Department shall determine, from measurements submitted by the permittee/appropriator, or other data on file in the department, the initial and subsequent water levels from which the previously cited declines are referenced;

(6)

Following the issuance of a permit, the permittee/appropriator shall measure the water levels in the permitted well each year between March 1 and March 31 (spring high-water level) and submit the data to the Department within 90 days of measurement. Water level measurements shall be made by a certified water rights examiner, licensed water well driller, licensed pump installer, registered geologist, licensed land surveyor, registered professional engineer or the permittee/appropriator;

(7)

Any other conditions derived from OAR 690, division 008 as deemed necessary to protect the groundwater resource.
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