Oregon Statutes - Chapter 541 - Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements - Section 541.510 - Authority of Water Resources Commission to require signs warning public of stream level fluctuation.

(1) Whenever it appears to the satisfaction of the Water Resources Commission upon the commissionís own determination or upon evidence submitted by any person that the release of water from an impoundment or diversion structure constructed before or after May 26, 1959, endangers or may endanger the public safety, the commission shall send a written notice to the owner or operator of the structure.

(2) The notice provided for in subsection (1) of this section shall state:

(a) That the release of water from the impoundment or diversion structure endangers or may endanger the public safety.

(b) That the owner or operator of the structure shall within a time to be set by the commission post notices downstream from the structure at places of public access to the stream to be designated by the commission warning the public that the stream level below the structure is subject to fluctuation. [1959 c.624 §1; 1961 c.379 §9a; 1985 c.673 §104]

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