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AGO Opinions with Topic: DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
AGO 1968 No. 8 >  February 19, 1968
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES - CITIES AND TOWNS - WATER - APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC WATERS FOR NONCONSUMPTIVE MUNICIPAL USE
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES - CITIES AND TOWNS - WATER - APPROPRIATION OF PUBLIC WATERS FOR NONCONSUMPTIVE MUNICIPAL USE Where the public waters of a stream are "fully appropriated," a city may nevertheless acquire a permit from the department of water resources pursuant to the provisions of RCW 90.03.290 to appropriate and apply to a "nonconsumptive municipal use" a portion of said waters where (1) the proposed "nonconsumptive municipal use" would not impair existing rights or be detrimental to the public welfare, and (2) there are, in fact, waters in the stream which are available for appropriation for a beneficial use within the meaning of RCW 90.03.290.
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