17-40.04 Water Law
(5) In implementing consumptive use permitting programs, the
department and the districts shall recognize the rights of
property owners, as limited by law, to make consumptive uses of
water from their land and the rights of other users, as limited
by law, to make consumptive uses of water7-as-beth-4imited-by
law7 for reasonable beneficial uses in a manner consistent with
the public interest that will not interfere with any presently
existing legal use of water.
(6) Permits authorizing consumptive uses of water which
cause unanticipated significant adverse impacts on off-site
land uses existing at the time of permit application, or on legal
uses of water existing at the time of permit application, should
be considered for modification to curtail or abate the adverse
impacts unless the impacts can be mitigated by the permitted.
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