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RAPID/Hydropower/Alaska/Water Access & Rights +"Non-consumptive" water use includes “the instream use of water, or the diversion of water where the quantity of water diverted is not diminished except by evaporation or transpiration and the water is returned to its original source at the original point of diversion immediately after its use." [[Title 11 Alaska Administrative Code Chapter 93 Water Management|11 AAC 93.970 – Definitions]]. "Consumptive" water use includes diverting, impounding, or withdrawing "more than 5,000 gallons per day…[or]more than 500 gallons per day from a single source for more than ten (10) calendar days per year."  +
RAPID/Hydropower/California/Water Access & Rights +"Beneficial uses" include, but are not limited to "use of water for hydroelectric and hydromechanical power[,]" resorts, or other recreational establishments, "which is appropriated by storage and either retained in the reservoir or released downstream[,]" and "industrial use for the purposes of commerce, trade, or industry," [[Title 23 CCR Waters |23 CCR §§ 659-674]]. "Storing water" is defined as "the collection of water in a take or reservoir during a time of higher stream flow which is held for use during a time of deficient stream flow...held in a take or reservoir for more than 30 days." [[Title 23 CCR Waters |23 CCR § 658]].  +
RAPID/Hydropower/Colorado/Water Access & Rights +"Beneficial" is defined as "the uses of that amount of water that is reasonable and appropraite under reasonably efficient practices to accomplish without waste the purpose for which the appropriation is lawfully made" and includes power generation, commercial, industrial, water storage, instream flows, and dust suppression. [[Colorado Energy Office, Small Hydropower Handbook|Colorado Small Hydropower Handbook, at p. 10]]; [[Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Water Law|Citizens Guide to Colorado Water Law, at p. 7]]. "Ground water" is defined as "any water not visible on the surface of the ground under natural conditions" and "water in the unconsolidated alluvial aquifers of sand, gravel, and other sedimentary materials, and all other waters hydraulically connected thereto which can influence the rate or direction of movement of the water in that alluvial aquifer or natural stream." [[Colorado – C.R.S. 37-82 et seq., Appropriation and Use of Water| C.R.S. § 37-82-101]]. "Surface water" includes visible river or stream water. [[Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Water Law|Citizen’s Guide to Colorado Water Law, at p. 12 ]]  +
RAPID/Hydropower/New York/Water Access & Rights +"Stream" is defined as "that portion of any fresh surface watercourse, except lakes or ponds having a surface area greater than ten acres at mean lower water level" including "small ponds or lakes with a surface area at a mean low water level of ten acres or less, located in the course of a stream" [[New York - Environmental Conservation Law, General Provisions|N.Y. Env. Cons. L. § 15-0501(1)-(2)]].  +
RAPID/Hydropower/Vermont/Water Access & Rights +"Encroachments" are defined as "any material or structure in any lake or pond...that alter or cause to be altered.. lands underlying any waters.” [[Title 29 Chapter 11 Management of Lakes and Ponds|10 V.S.A. § 402(3)]]. A "stream" is defined as the full length and width, including the bed and banks, of any watercourse.[[Vermont Stream Alteration Rule|Stream Alteration Rule, CVR 12-030-022 § 27-201(42)]]. Streams include "rivers, streams, creeks, brooks, and drainage or water conveyance through or around a private or public infrastructure." [[Vermont Stream Alteration Rule|Stream Alteration Rule, CVR 12-030-022 § 27-201(42)]].  +
RAPID/Hydropower/Washington/Water Access & Rights +"Beneficial use" includes, but is not limited to "use for domestic water...recreation...industrial water...[and] the generation of power." [[Washington – Wash. Rev. Code §§ 90.14 et seq., Water Rights|Wash. Rev. Code § 90.14.031]]. "Consumptive use" is defined as the "use of water whereby there is diminishment of the water source." [[Washington – Wash. Admin Code §§ 173-500 et seq., Water Resources Management Program Established Pursuant to the Water Resources Act of 1971|Wash. Admin. Code § 173-500-050]].  +