Chapter 90.14 RCW

WATER RIGHTS—REGISTRATION—WAIVER AND RELINQUISHMENT, ETC.

Sections
Purpose.
Legislative declaration.
Definitions.
Claim of right to withdraw, divert or use ground or surface watersFiling statement of claim requiredExemptions.
Claim of right to withdraw, divert or use ground or surface watersClaim upon certification by boardProcedureCut-off date for accepting petitions.
Existing water rights not impaired.
Statement of claimContentsShort form.
Statement of claimFiling procedureProcessing of claimFee.
Statement of claimAmendmentSurface water right claim change or transferReview of department of ecology's determination.
Statement of claimNew filing period.
Failure to file claim waives and relinquishes right.
Filing of claim not deemed adjudication of rightPrima facie evidence.
DefinitionsWater rights noticeForm.
Notice of chapter provisionsHow givenRequirements.
Water rights claims registry.
Penalty for overstating claim.
Reversion of rights to state due to nonuseNotice by orderRelinquishment determinationsAppeal.
"Sufficient cause" for nonuse definedRights exempted.
Rights arising from permit to withdraw public waters not affectedExtensions.
Relinquishment of right for abandonment or failure to beneficially use without sufficient causePrior rights acquired through appropriation, custom or general adjudication.
Relinquishment of right for abandonment or failure to beneficially use without sufficient causeRights acquired due to ownership of land abutting stream, lake, or watercourse.
Relinquishment of right for abandonment or failure to beneficially use without sufficient causeFuture rights acquired through appropriation.
Water resources decisionsAppealsAttorneys' fees.
Implementation and enforcement of chapterProceedings under RCW 90.14.130 deemed adjudicativeApplication of RCW sections to specific proceedings.
Chapter applies to all rights to withdraw groundwaters.
Chapter not applicable to trust water rights under chapter 90.38 or 90.42 RCW.
No rights to be acquired by prescription or adverse use.
Rules and regulations.
Water rights tracking system account.
Effective date1967 c 233.
Severability1967 c 233.
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