17.No person may pump water from a fish habitat, except in compliance with one of the following requirements:
(1) where the fish habitat is a watercourse, the volume of water removed does not exceed 15% of the flow at the location from which the water is removed;
(2) where the fish habitat is a floodplain, the volume of water removed does not exceed 45,000 litres per day; or
(3) where the fish habitat is a lake, the volume of water removed does not lower the level of the lake by more than 15 cm. A written notice shall be sent by registered mail to the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife at least 15 days before the date on which the pumping is to begin. The notice shall indicate the name and location of the lake from which water is to be pumped, the length of time during which pumping is expected to take place and the date on which pumping is to start.