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Water Rights: Surface Water (Indiana)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Construction
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Rural Electric Cooperative
State/Provincial Govt
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
Indiana
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Indiana Department of Natural Resources

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources regulates the use and diversion of surface waters. An entity that creates additional stream volumes by releases from impoundments built and financed by the entity for the entity's purpose may use the increased flowage at all times. Any entity may be required to report the volume of water used. Diversion of water out of the Great Lakes Basin is subject to permitting regulations, and may not occur except under the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.