§1031. Policy on water withdrawal for snowmaking

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/041/01031
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

041

:
REGULATION OF STREAM FLOW






Subchapter

003
:
WATER WITHDRAWAL FOR SNOWMAKING










 

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1031. Policy on water withdrawal for snowmaking

(a) This

subchapter is intended to establish a policy for snowmaking that supports and

is consistent with section 1001 of this title and with chapter 47 of this

title, including the water quality standards.

(b) This policy

established under this subchapter is to:

(1) assure the

protection, maintenance, and restoration of the chemical, physical, and

biological water quality, including water quantity, necessary to sustain

aquatic communities and stream functions;

(2) help to

provide for and enhance the viability of Vermont's ski industry, which uses

certain of the state's waters for snowmaking;

(3) permit water

withdrawals, diversions, impoundments, and the construction of appurtenant

facilities for snowmaking, based on an analysis of the need for water and a

consideration of alternatives, consistent with this policy and other applicable

laws and rules;

(4) recognize

that existing users of the state's waters for snowmaking, which may have an

adverse effect on water quality, should have time and opportunity to improve

water quality. (Added 1995, No. 15, § 1.)
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