PROPOSED POLICY STATEMENT ON PROPERTY RIGHTS
Add paragraph (5) to Rule 17-40.04 to read:
(5) In implementing consumptive use permitting programs, the
department and districts shall recognize the rights of property
owners and other users, as limited by law, to make consumptive
uses of water frem-their-land for reasonable-beneficial uses
in a manner consistent with the public interest that will not
interfere with any presently existing legal use of water.