§1097. Survey of existing dams; orders for protection of salmon

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Title

10

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Conservation and Development






Chapter

043

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DAMS











 

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1097. Survey of existing dams; orders for protection of salmon

The fish and

wildlife board shall forthwith make a survey of all dams within the state which

impound more than three hundred thousand cubic feet of water and determine if

the operation of such dams adversely affects the propagation and preservation

of salmon, or materially diminishes the amount of flow in portions of a stream

likely to be used for such preservation and propagation of salmon. If the board

determines that the operation of an existing dam does adversely affect the

propagation and preservation of salmon or materially diminishes the flow of

water over portions of stream likely to be used therefor, it shall order such

changes in operation for such length of time or times as are reasonably

necessary in its judgment to fully protect such preservation and propagation of

salmon. Any order of the board made under this section shall be based upon

facts found and stated. Appeal from an order of the board may be taken in the

manner prescribed for appeals from the public service board as provided in

chapter 1 of Title 30. (Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 23(d), 39, eff.

March 1, 1961; 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984.)
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