'onsumptive uses of water,- 1~ta.el..Me which cause), nificant rse/
im a (ts on off-site \land uses existing at the time ef limit
oiegal uses of water existing at the time permit* 1 be of
curtailase or abate$ unless the impact can be mitigated by the perittee."
In implementing consumptive use programs, the Department and District 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 water, for reasonable beneficial uses in a manner
consistent with the public interest that will not interfere with any presently
existing legal use of water.
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