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Chapter 90.03 RCW


State water policyCooperation with other agenciesReduction of wasteful practices.
Appropriation of water rightsExisting rights preserved.
Units of water measurement.
Right to convey water along lake or streamConveyance to intake structure in neighboring state.
Eminent domainUse of water declared public use.
Water mastersAppointment, compensation.
Water mastersDutiesOffice space and equipmentClerical assistance.
Water master's power of arrest.
Prosecuting attorney, legal assistant.
Petition by planning units for general adjudication.
Determination of water rightsPetitionStatement and plan.
Determination of water rightsOrderSummonsNecessary partiesUse of innovative practices and technologies encouraged.
Determination of water rightsService of summons.
Determination of water rightsAdjudication claim by defendant.
Determination of water rightsGuardian ad litem for defendant.
Determination of water rightsResponse to motions under RCW 90.03.640(3)Notice of intent to cross-examineAppointment of a refereeSpecial rules.
Determination of water rightsFiling fee.
Determination of water rightsFinal decree and notice of decreePayment of feesAppellate review of decree.
Determination of water rightsInterim regulation of waterAppeals.
Determination of water rightsFailure to appearEstoppel.
Determination of water rightsCopy of decree to director.
Determination of water rightsCertificate of adjudicated water rightNoticeFees.
Determination of water rightsState to bear its expenses, whenCounty must be provided extraordinary costs imposed due to adjudication.
Determination of water rightsScope.
Minimum flows and levelsDepartmental authority exclusiveOther recommendations considered.
Appropriation procedureApplication for permitTemporary permit.
Use of reclaimed water by wastewater treatment facilityPermit requirements inapplicable.
Applications for water right, transfer, or changeConsideration of water impoundment or other resource management technique.
Appropriation procedureApplicationContents.
Appropriation procedureCost-reimbursement agreement for expedited review of applicationAdoption of rules.
Appropriation procedureRecord of application.
Appropriation procedureNotice.
Appropriation procedureDepartment to investigatePreliminary permitFindings and action on application.
Appropriation procedureDiversion of water for out-of-state useReciprocity.
Appropriation procedureAssignability of permit or application.
Appropriation procedureConstruction work.
Appropriation procedureWater right certificate.
Appropriation procedureEffective date of water right.
Establishment of reservations of water for certain purposes and minimum flows or levels as constituting appropriations with priority dates.
Construction or modification of storage damPlans and specificationsAdditional dam safety inspection requirements for metals mining and milling operations.
Controlling works and measuring devicesMetering of diversionsImpact on fish stock.
Reservoir permitsSecondary permitsExpedited processingUnderground artificial storage and recovery project standards and rulesExemptionsReport to the legislature.
Right to water attaches to landTransfer or change in point of diversionTransfer of rights from one district to anotherPriority of water rights applicationsExemption for small irrigation impoundmentsElectronic notice of an application for an interbasin water rights transfer.
IntertiesFindingsDefinitionsReview and approval.
Coordination of approval procedures for compliance and consistency with approved water system plan.
Temporary changesEmergency intertiesRotation in use.
Change of point of diversion to downstream intake structureIntent.
Department may approve change of the point of diversion prescribed in a permit to appropriate surface waterRequirements.
Crimes against water codeUnauthorized use of water.
Crimes against water codeInterference with worksWrongful use of waterProperty destructionPenalty.
Crimes against water codeObstruction of right-of-way.
Partnership ditchesAction for reimbursement for work done.
Partnership ditchesProcedure for division of water between joint owners.
Partnership ditchesLien for labor performed.
Inchoate rights not affected.
Schedule of fees.
Disposition of fees.
Storm water control facilitiesImposition of rates and chargesLegislative findings.
Storm water control facilitiesImposition of rates and chargesCredit for other improvements.
Storm water control facilitiesImposition of rates and chargesDefinitions.
Storm water control facilitiesImposition of rates and charges with respect to state highway rights-of-wayAnnual plan for expenditure of charges.
Highway construction improvement projectsJoint storm water treatment facilities.
Municipal water supply purposesBeneficial uses.
Municipal water supply purposesIdentification.
Change or transfer of an unperfected surface water right for municipal water supply purposes.
Failing public water systemConditions.
Municipal water suppliersWatershed agreementPilot project.
New watershed agreements prohibited after July 1, 2008.
Civil penalties.
ComplianceSequence of enforcement measuresLocation of compliance personnel.
Calculating annual consumptive quantity.
Water rights adjudicationDisqualification of judge.
Water rights adjudicationMotion for default.
Water rights adjudicationUse for which a statement of claim is required.
Water rights adjudicationFiling of evidence.
Water rights adjudicationPreliminary investigationDepartment's report of findings.
Water rights adjudicationEarly settlement encouragedApproval of settlement.
Water rights processing account.
Expedited processing of applicationsOn department's own volitionNoticeFees.
Expedited processing of applicationsNotice to tribal governments.
Certified water right examinersFeesRules.
Processing of water right applicationsScope of chapter 285, Laws of 2010.
Storm water retention pondsMosquito abatement.
Prior acts on this subject: Code 1881 c 141; 1889 pp 706-728 §§ 1-67, 1889 p 728 § 1; 1889 p 729 §§ 1-2; 1891 c 142; 1899 c 131; 1901 cc 30, 33, 36; 1903 c 53; 1907 c 144; and 1909 c 209.
Aquifer protection areas: Chapter 36.36 RCW.