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AR 319/2003 OLDMAN RIVER BASIN WATER ALLOCATION ORDER

(Consolidated up to 109/2010)

ALBERTA REGULATION 319/2003

Water Act

OLDMAN RIVER BASIN WATER ALLOCATION ORDER

Definitions

1   In this Order,

                                 (a)    “Oldman River Reservoir Area Projects” means diversions within the region from all or any of

                                           (i)    the Oldman River Reservoir,


                                          (ii)    the Oldman River upstream of the western boundary of the Piikani Reserve, and

                                         (iii)    the Castle and Crowsnest Rivers

                                          and their tributaries;

                                 (b)    “region” means the area described in the Schedule.

AR 319/2003 s1;109/2010

Reservation of water

2   Pursuant to section 35 of the Act, 11 000 acre‑feet of water in the Oldman River Basin is reserved each year to the Oldman River Reservoir Area Projects for use within the region for the purposes set out in section 3.

AR 319/2003 s2;109/2010

Allocation of water

3(1)  Water reserved under section 2 may be allocated by the Director in accordance with section 35(3) of the Act for use within the region for the following purposes:

                                 (a)    municipal purposes;

                                 (b)    commercial purposes;

                                 (c)    recreation purposes;

                                 (d)    rural community water supply purposes;

                                 (e)    agricultural purposes, other than irrigation;

                                  (f)    irrigation;

                                 (g)    industrial purposes.

(2)  The total amount of water allocated each year for purposes referred to in

                                 (a)    subsection (1)(a) to (e) must not exceed a cumulative total of 1500 acre‑feet, and

                                 (b)    subsection (1)(g) must not exceed a cumulative total of 150 acre‑feet.

AR 319/2003 s3;109/2010

Priority number

4   The priority number of any allocation of water reserved under section 2 is the date that this Order is filed under the Regulations Act.

Schedule   

Region — That portion of Alberta that lies within the area described by the boundaries of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and the Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66, as those boundaries may be amended from time to time.

For the purposes of clarification, the Region includes land within any municipality that is within the outside boundaries of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass or the Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66, including, for example, the Town of Pincher Creek.

AR 109/2010 s5