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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 36SUSPENSION OR ADJUSTMENT OF WATER RIGHTS DURING DROUGHT OR EMERGENCY WATER SHORTAGE
RULE §36.3Executive Director Action

(a) During a period of drought or other emergency shortage of water, the executive director may, in accordance with the priority doctrine in Texas Water Code, §11.027:

  (1) temporarily adjust the diversion of water by water right holders; and

  (2) temporarily suspend the right of any person who holds a water right to use the water.

(b) The temporary suspensions or adjustments must be made on water rights in the smallest area practicable that is necessary to allow the senior water right holder to obtain water.


Source Note: The provisions of this §36.3 adopted to be effective May 3, 2012, 37 TexReg 3096

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