Purpose of chapter.
Chapter not to affect surface water rights.
Public groundwaters subject to appropriation.
Permit to withdraw.
Whitman county clustered residential developments pilot project—Exemption from permit requirements.
Applications for water right or amendment—Consideration of water impoundment or other resource management technique.
Laws governing withdrawal.
Use of reclaimed water by wastewater treatment facility—Permit requirements inapplicable.
Limitations on granting permit.
Certificate of vested rights.
Amendment to permit or certificate—Replacement or new additional wells—Exemption for small irrigation impoundments.
Amendment to permit or certificate—Consolidation of rights for exempt wells.
Waste of water prohibited—Exceptions.
Penalty for waste or unauthorized use of water.
Priorities as between appropriators—Department in charge of groundwater withdrawals—Establishment and modification of groundwater areas and depth zones—Declarations by claimant of artificially stored water.
Hearing to adjust supply to current needs.
Petition to conduct an adjudication to determine rights to water.
Effect of findings and judgment.
Investigations—Reports of appropriators.
Groundwater management areas—Purpose—Standards—Identification—Designation.
Requirements for groundwater management programs—Review of programs.
Groundwater management programs—Consideration by department of ecology—Public hearing—Findings—Adoption of regulations, ordinances, and programs.
Groundwater management programs—Guidance to local governments and certain departments.
Existing rights not affected.
Acreage expansion program—Authorization—Certification.
Metering or measuring groundwater withdrawals—Reports.
Superseding water right permit or certificate—Water delivered from federal Columbia Basin project.
Odessa groundwater subarea—Involuntary nonuse of water rights—Conditions—Notice—Report to the legislature.
Applications to appropriate groundwater under a cost-reimbursement agreement.
Expedited processing of applications—Notification—Fees.