Water rights and dam safety policies, procedures & guidance

These policies and procedures are used to guide and ensure consistency in the administration of laws and regulations. They are not formal administrative regulations that have been adopted through a rule-making process. In some cases, the policies may not reflect subsequent changes in statutory law or judicial findings, but they are indicative of our practices and interpretations of laws and regulations at the time they are adopted.

The program also uses guidance documents to advise staff on how to carry out a procedure or action, and to provide supplemental and explanatory information on a given topic. This page includes generally-applicable guidance documents. Additional program guidance can be found on the relevant topical webpage.

If you have questions regarding a policy, procedure, or guidance, please contact us.

Water Resource policies

Water Resource procedures

Water Resource guidance

Rescinded policies and procedures

Dam Safety policies