Water Rights: Surface Water (Indiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Indiana

Applies to States or Provinces Indiana
Name Water Rights: Surface Water (Indiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/2452.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/2451.htm



The Indiana Department of Natural Resources regulates the use and diversion of surface waters. An entity that creates additional stream volumes by releases from impoundments built and financed by the entity for the entity's purpose may use the increased flowage at all times. Any entity may be required to report the volume of water used. Diversion of water out of the Great Lakes Basin is subject to permitting regulations, and may not occur except under the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.

Policy Contact

Department Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division Division of Water
Address 402 West Washington Street
Address 2 Room W264
Place Indianapolis, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46204-2641
Phone 317-232-4160
Phone 2 1-877-928-3755
Fax 317-233-4579
Email water_inquiry@dnr.in.gov
Website http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ind. Code 14-25-1
Date Enacted 1995