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(a) A significant amount of water is that amount of water for which an application for a water right or an application for a temporary water use authorization is required, as described in (b) of this section.
(1) the consumptive use of more than 5,000 gallons of water from a single source in a single day;
(2) the regular daily or recurring consumptive use of more than 500 gpd from a single source for more than 10 days per calendar year;
(3) the non-consumptive use of more than 30,000 gpd (0.05 cubic feet per second) from a single source; or
(4) any water use that may adversely affect the water rights of other appropriators or the public interest.
(c) A person using less than the amount of water described in (b) of this section acquires no water right or priority unless an application is filed and a permit or certificate is issued under 11 AAC 93.035 - 11 AAC 93.140. The use of water without a permit or certificate is subject to appropriation by others, and the use of water without a water right is subject to curtailment in order to supply water to lawful appropriators of record or to protect the public interest.
History: Eff. 8/20/2004, Register 171
Authority: AS 46.15.010
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