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ADDITIONS AND AMENDMENT TO STATE WATER POLICY c
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SI. ADDIT NAL STATEMENT TO INCLUDE IN GENERAL WATER POL
, 1, ", ( ) Promote attainment of maximum economic development LJ
/ of water and related land resources consistent with
protection of the resource for other uses.
II. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 17-40.04, WATER USE
(1) No permit shall be granted to authorize the use
of water unless the applicant establishes that the
proposed use is a reasonable-beneficial use, will
not interfere with presently permitted and other
existing legal uses of water and is consistent
with the public interest.
III. ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS TO INCLUDE IN SECTION 17-40.04,
( ) In implementing a consumptive use permit program
the Department and Districts shall recognize the
public interest in allocating available, unpermitted
water supplies for improved use and development of
( ) Consumptive uses of water in quantities which cause
i significant adverse impacts on off-site land uses
SY A or legal uses of water shall be curtailed or abated
unless the impact can be mitigated by the permitted.
S( ) In permitting consumptive use, gie-a-ter preference
shall be given to uses of water on the land from
which it is withdrawn than to uses which require
transport of water to other lands.
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