California Water Code Section 1725

CA Water Code § 1725 (2017)  

A permittee or licensee may temporarily change the point of diversion, place of use, or purpose of use due to a transfer or exchange of water or water rights if the transfer would only involve the amount of water that would have been consumptively used or stored by the permittee or licensee in the absence of the proposed temporary change, would not injure any legal user of the water, and would not unreasonably affect fish, wildlife, or other instream beneficial uses. For purposes of this article, “consumptively used” means the amount of water which has been consumed through use by evapotranspiration, has percolated underground, or has been otherwise removed from use in the downstream water supply as a result of direct diversion.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1145, Sec. 3.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018