MIDDLE SNAKE RIVER BASIN PROGRAM
(1) The highest public benefit to the state and the attainment of the highest and best use of the waters of the Snake River from river mile 176.0 to river mile 247.0 and the attainment of an integrated and balanced program for the benefit of the state as a whole will be achieved through utilization of the aforementioned waters only for domestic, livestock, irrigation of lawn or noncommercial garden not to exceed one-half acre in area, fish and wildlife, and recreation purposes and the aforementioned waters of the Snake River are hereby so classified.
(2) Applications for the use of such waters shall not be accepted by any state agency for any other purpose and applications for such other purposes are declared to be prejudicial to the public interest and the granting of applications for such other uses would be contrary to the integrated, coordinated program for the use and control of the water resources of the state.
(3) Structures or works for the utilization of the waters in accordance with the aforementioned classifications are also declared to be prejudicial to the public interest unless planned, constructed, and operated in conformity with the applicable provisions of ORS 536.310 and any such structures or works are further declared to be prejudicial to the public interest which do not give proper cognizance to the multiple-purpose concept.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 536 & ORS 537
Hist.: WRB 10, f. 3-14-60; WRB 27, f. 5-11-64; WRB 61, f. 11-5-74; Administrative Renumbering 1-1993, Renumbered from 690-080-0300