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Permit for beneficial use of water required. Any person, before commencing
any construction for the purpose of appropriating waters of the state
or before taking waters of the state (as defined in N.D.C.C. §61-01-01)
from any constructed works, shall first secure a water permit from the
such construction or taking from such constructed works is for domestic
or livestock purposes or for fish, wildlife, and other recreational
uses (as defined in N.D.C.C. §61-04-01.1) or unless otherwise provided
immediately upon completing any constructed works for domestic or livestock
purposes or for fish, wildlife, and other recreational uses the water
user shall notify the state engineer of the location and acre-feet [1233.48
cubic meters] capacity of such constructed works, dams, or dugouts.
of proposed use, however, all water users shall secure a water permit
prior to constructing an impoundment capable of retaining more than
twelve and one-half acre-feet [15418.52 cubic meters] of water or
the construction of a well from which more than twelve and one-half
acre-feet [15418.52 cubic meters] of water per year will be appropriated.
those cases where a permit is not required of a landowner or the landowner's
lessee to appropriate less than twelve and one-half acre-feet [15418.52
cubic meters] of water from any source for domestic or livestock purposes
or for fish, wildlife, and other recreational uses, those appropriators
may apply for water permits in order to clearly establish a priority
date; the state engineer may waive any fee or hearing for such applications.
for a water permit to irrigate need not be the owner of the land to be
§61-04-06.3. Priority. Priority in time shall give the superior
water right. Priority of a water right acquired under this chapter dates
from the filing of an application with the state engineer,
for water applied to domestic, livestock, or fish, wildlife, and other
recreational uses in which case the priority date shall relate back
to the date when the quantity of water in question was first appropriated,
unless otherwise provided by law.
§85-2-301. Right to appropriate -- recognition and confirmation
of permits issued after July 1, 1973.
§85-2-302. Application for permit. "... a person may not
appropriate water or commence construction of diversion, impoundment,
withdrawal, or related distribution works except by applying for and receiving
a permit from the department."
§85-2-306. Exceptions to permit requirements.
Water Code §11.121 Permit Required. "... no person may appropriate any state water or begin construction of any work designed for the storage, taking, or diversion of water without first obtaining a permit from the commission to make the appropriation."
90.03.250. Appropriation procedure -- Application for permit -- Temporary
permit. "Any person, municipal corporation, firm, irrigation district,
association, corporation or water users' association hereafter desiring
to appropriate water for a beneficial use shall make an application to
the department for a permit to make such appropriation, and shall not
use or divert such waters until he has received a permit..."