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Arkansas Code Title 15. Natural Resources and Economic Development § 15-22-202. Definitions

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As used in this subchapter:

(1) “Commission” means the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission;

(2) “Conservation district” means conservation districts created under the Conservation Districts Law, § 14-125-101 et seq.;

(3) “Diffused surface water” means water occurring naturally on the surface of the ground other than in natural channels, lakes, or ponds;

(4) “District” means a conservation district or regional water district;

(5) “Domestic use” means the use of water for ordinary household purposes, including human consumption, washing, watering of domestic livestock, poultry, and animals, and watering of home gardens for consumption by the household;

(6) “Minimum streamflow” means the quantity of water required to meet the largest of the following instream flow needs as determined on a case-by-case basis:

(A) Interstate compacts;

(B) Navigation;

(C) Fish and wildlife;

(D) Water quality;  and

(E) Aquifer recharge;

(7) “Ordinary high watermark” means the line delimiting the bed of a stream from its bank, that line at which the presence of water is continued for such length of time as to mark upon the soil and vegetation a distinct character;

(8) “Person” means any natural person, partnership, firm, association, cooperative, municipality, county, public or private corporation, and any state or local governmental agency;

(9) “Regional water district” means a regional water distribution district created under The Regional Water Distribution District Act, § 14-116-101 et seq.;  and

(10) “Stream” means a stream of water and its channel, including springs, lakes, or marshes in which the stream originates or through which it flows, where the stream flows in a reasonably definite channel, excluding a depression, swale, or gully, through which diffused surface water flows.

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