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HB16-1314

Treat Preexisting Groundwater Depletions Replaced

Concerning treatment of rising groundwater levels as replacing groundwater depletions in water division 1.
Session:
2016 Regular Session
Subject:
Water
Bill Summary

Due to rising groundwater levels since 2006, the bill specifies that the state engineer and water judges must treat all out-of-priority groundwater depletions from agricultural wells occurring in water districts 1 through 6 and 64 in water division 1 that accrued between March 15, 1974, and December 31, 2014, as having been fully replaced.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Humphrey, Rep. L. Saine
Sen. V. Marble

Sponsor

Rep. P. Neville, Rep. C. Wist

Co-sponsor

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