The state engineer may issue a conditional water permit for less than the amount of
water requested. Except for water permits for incorporated municipalities or rural water systems,
the state engineer may not issue a permit for more water than can be beneficially
used for the purposes stated in the application. Water permits for incorporated municipalities or rural water systems may contain
water in excess of present needs based upon what may reasonably be necessary for the
future water requirements of the municipality or the rural water system. The state engineer may require modification of the plans and specifications for
the appropriation. The state engineer may issue a permit subject to fees for water use and conditions
the state engineer considers necessary to protect the rights of others and the public
interest. Conditions must be related to matters within the state engineer's jurisdiction. All conditions attached to any permit issued before July 1, 1975, are binding upon
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