Use designations — Fresh waters.
(1) All surface waters of the state not named in Table 602 are to be protected for the designated uses of: Salmonid spawning rearing, and migration; primary contact recreation; domestic, industrial, and agricultural water supply; stock watering; wildlife habitat; harvesting; commerce and navigation; boating; and aesthetic values.
(a) Additionally, the following waters are also to be protected for the designated uses of: Core summer salmonid habitat; and extraordinary primary contact recreation:
(2) The water quality standards for surface waters for the state of Washington do not apply to segments of waters that are on Indian reservations.
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