In future permitting actions relating to withdrawal of lake waters, lakes and ponds shall be retained substantially in their natural condition. Withdrawals of water which would conflict therewith shall be authorized only in situations where it is clear that overriding considerations of the public interest will be served.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.22
RCW. WSR 81-04-028 (Order DE 80-42), § 173-511-060, filed 2/2/81.]