International Boundary Waters Treaty Act

Version of section 13 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-06-30:


Marginal note:Prohibition — water removal

  •  (1) Despite section 11, no person shall use or divert boundary waters by removing water from the boundary waters and taking it outside the water basin in which the boundary waters are located.

  • Marginal note:Deeming

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1) and the application of the treaty, removing water from boundary waters and taking it outside the water basin in which the boundary waters are located is deemed, given the cumulative effect of removals of boundary waters outside their water basins, to affect the natural level or flow of the boundary waters on the other side of the international boundary.

  • Marginal note:Water basins

    (3) Subsection (1) applies only in respect of the water basins described in the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (4) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the exceptions specified in the regulations.

  • 2001, c. 40, s. 1
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