PDFRCW 90.14.170

Relinquishment of right for abandonment or failure to beneficially use without sufficient causeRights acquired due to ownership of land abutting stream, lake, or watercourse.

Any person entitled to divert or withdraw waters of the state by virtue of his or her ownership of land abutting a stream, lake, or watercourse, who abandons the same, or who voluntarily fails, without sufficient cause, to beneficially use all or any part of said right to withdraw or divert said water for any period of five successive years after July 1, 1967, shall relinquish such right or portion thereof, and such right or portion thereof shall revert to the state, and the waters affected by said right shall become available for appropriation in accordance with the provisions of RCW 90.03.250.
[ 2013 c 23 § 608; 1967 c 233 § 17.]


Effective date1967 c 233: See RCW 90.14.900.
Application to Yakima river basin trust water rights: RCW 90.38.040.
Availability for other uses qualified: RCW 90.14.160.
Implementation and enforcement of chapterApplication of RCW sections to specific proceedings: RCW 90.14.200.