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Water Rights



Nothing in the Program shall be construed to affect the right to use water under any Federal or state law or permit, Federal contract, treaty, interstate compact or the right of any party in any adjudication proceeding to determine rights to use water or to contract for water.

This Program is intended to provide the means for conserving the endangered fish species in the Basin while water development proceeds consistent with applicable laws. The order in which water development occurs may not necessarily reflect the priority of the water rights. Therefore, the successful development of any water project in accordance with the Program does not create a water right for project beneficiaries or its contractors to the use of water greater or lesser than those to which the project beneficiaries or contractors would otherwise be entitled, nor would such development of a project adversely affect the water rights of any other water users or water right holders in the Basin.

 

This webpage was last modified on: September 10, 2007

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