|DECLARATION OF BENEFICIAL USE AMOUNTS FORM|
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A water right gives the owner(s) the right to divert water from a natural source to serve a particular set of beneficial uses.
A combination of one or more water rights which serves a unique set of beneficial uses at a unique place of use constitutes
a water use group. A Declaration of Beneficial Use declares the beneficial use amount of one or more of the water rights in
a water use group. A completed Declaration of Water Use Form is used to update the records of the State Engineer consistent
with the beneficial use amounts declared.
A Declaration of Beneficial Use may not be used to update ownership records of the State Engineer; ownership information is updated using a Report of Water Right Conveyance (ROC). Owner names and signatures on the Declaration of Beneficial Use must match those in the records of the State Engineer or the declaration form will not be processed and records updated.
The situations when a Declaration of Beneficial Use is required are described in each of the following situations:
The Declaration of Beneficial Use addresses a single water use group. However, a water right may be a member of multiple groups. In that case, several Declaration of Beneficial Use forms may be required to completely quantify a particular water right’s sole supply.
Information already in the State Engineer’s records will be automatically included on the Declaration of Beneficial Use Form for your convenience. If you believe that this information is incorrect or for other questions regarding this form, please contact the Division of Water Rights at 801-538-7240. Any changes made to the information included on the form must be consistant with the State Engineer's records.
By signing the declaration, the applicant acknowledges that the beneficial use amounts declared therein is not a general adjudication of the water rights in the water use group under Section 73-4 et seq.
To produce the DECLARATION OF BENEFICIAL USE:
To view a summary of this water right and its relationship to other rights, click on the "Declaration Summary Table" button. This table shows the Beneficial Use Amounts that have been previously declared.