ORS 543.110
Appropriation and use of water for power is governed by this chapter

After February 26, 1931, no right to appropriate or to use the waters of the lakes, rivers, streams or other bodies of water within this state, including water over which this state has concurrent jurisdiction, in connection with the development of any water power project for the generation of electricity, shall be initiated, perfected, acquired or held, except for and during the periods or extensions thereof stated in ORS 543.010 (Definitions for ORS 543.010 to 543.610) to 543.610 (Acquisition of project by state or municipality), and pursuant to the provisions thereof.
§§ 543.010 to 543.620

Notes of Decisions

Water control district, in applying for water appropriation permit for hydroelectric project, was exempt from licensing provisions of these sections and needed only to comply with requirements of ORS chapter 537. Steamboaters v. Winchester Water Control Dist., 69 Or App 596, 688 P2d 92 (1984), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Citations

16 EL 583, 592 (1986)

Chapter 543

Law Review Citations

16 EL 583, 593 (1986)

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