SEC. 51-3-29. Unpermitted waters.
The following are hereby declared to constitute unpermitted waters:
(a) All water which has not been permitted prior to April 1, 1985;
(b) All surface water for which a permit had been issued prior to April 1, 1985, but for which no notice of claim has been filed by the expiration of three (3) years from April 1, 1985;
(c) All groundwater which was not subjected to use for a beneficial purpose on April 1, 1985;
(d) All water which having been used flows or seeps back or otherwise returns to a natural watercourse or waterbody, whether on the surface or underground.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 5956-15; Laws, 1956, ch. 167, Sec. 15; 1985, ch. 459, Sec. 16, eff from and after passage (approved April 1, 1985).