Oregon Statutes - Chapter 541 - Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements - Section 541.430 - Use of machinery by riparian owner to raise water; prior rights of others.

Any person who owns or has the possessory right to any land bordering on any lake or natural stream of water shall have the right to employ wheels, pumps, hydraulic engines, or other machinery for the purpose of raising water to the level required for use of the water in irrigating any land belonging to the person; provided, that the use of the water shall not conflict with the better or prior right of any other person. [Formerly 541.410]

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