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As provided in AS 46.15.145 (a), the state, an agency or political subdivision of the state, an agency of the United States, or a person may apply for a reservation of water for
(1) "protection of fish and wildlife habitat, migration and propagation," which means the quantity or level of water necessary to maintain suitable habitat conditions for the various life stages of fish, other aquatic organisms, and wildlife, including waterfowl and mammals, and their habitat, including water quality, depth, velocity and temperature, substrate, or streamside vegetation;
(2) "recreation and park purposes," which means the quantity or level of water necessary to maintain suitable conditions for contact and secondary recreation, including wading, swimming, fishing, boating, or hunting, or for park purposes, including scenic, natural, historic, or cultural values;
(3) "navigation and transportation purposes," which means the quantity or level of water necessary to maintain sufficient width and depth to allow vehicles, including boats or float planes, or tracked or wheeled vehicles during the winter, to travel on or through a stream or water body; and
(4) "sanitary and water quality purposes," which means the quantity or level of water necessary to attain and maintain water quality standards under 18 AAC 70 or, if applicable, drinking water standards under 18 AAC 80, or to maintain the naturally occurring water quality conditions.
History: Eff. 9/11/83, Register 87; am 11/7/90, Register 116
Authority: AS 46.15.020
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