Withdrawal of Certain Waters From Appropriation

ORS 538.010
Waters diverted from Ditch Creek

  • rights of use and appropriation
  • certificate
  • time limitation


The waters of Ditch Creek which were diverted to and became a part of the waters of Willow Creek, under the provisions of chapter 324, Oregon Laws 1939, are subject to the same rights of use and appropriation as the original waters of Willow Creek.


The right of the county court of Morrow County to divert and store the waters of Ditch Creek, acquired under the certificate issued by the Water Resources Director licensing such diversion and storage, shall date from the time the application to divert and store such waters was filed. The waters shall be used for the purposes, in the manner and under the conditions set forth in the certificate, for such time as the use is for the public interest. If the waters are not used under the license for a five-year period, the license shall expire.
§§ 538.010 to 538.300

Law Review Citations

21 EL 12 (1991); 28 WLR 285 (1992)

Chapter 538

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Reservation to state of "all coal and other minerals" in deed of land by state as reservation of geothermal resources, (1980) Vol 41, p 298


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