§1001. Purpose

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Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

041

:
REGULATION OF STREAM FLOW






Subchapter

001
:
GENERAL PROVISIONS










 

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1001. Purpose

The department

of environmental conservation is created to administer the water conservation

policy of this state. It is in the public interest that the waters of the state

shall be protected, regulated and where necessary controlled under the

authority of the state. The proper administration of the water resources now

and for the future require careful consideration of the interruption of the

natural flow of water in our watercourses resulting from the construction of

new, and the operation of existing dams, diversion, and other control

structures. This subchapter is intended to identify this need, to provide a

means for the investigation of the cause and effect of intermittent or diverted

flow and for the consideration of corrective actions required to assure as

nearly continuous flow of waters in the natural watercourses as may be possible

consistent with reasonable use of riparian rights. (1965, No. 37, § 1; amended

1981, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 24; 1987, No. 76, § 18.)
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