46-1 DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
Use of water of state--Paramount interest of people--Conversion to public use.
Development of water resources for public benefit.
Water as property of people--Appropriation of right to use.
Beneficial use of water resources--Prevention of waste--Right to water from natural stream
Domestic use of water takes precedence over appropriative rights--Governmental use.
Definition of terms.
Standards of measurement--Flow of water--Volume of water--Miner's inch.
Beneficial use--Measure and limit of right to use of waters.
Vested rights defined.
Vested rights acquired before July 1, 1955, validated.
Violations of water use laws as misdemeanors--Civil fine in addition--Each day as separate
violation--Exemption of board and commission actions.
Suspension or cancellation of permit or license.
Grant of water right for use outside state.
Terms and conditions of permits and licenses--Amendment.
Permit required for appropriation of waters.
Authority of chief engineer to issue permits--Scheduling application.