State Water Law in the Development of the West: A Report Submitted to the Water Resources Committee by Its Subcommittee on State Water Law. June 1943. National Resources Planning Board
United States. National Resources Planning Board, United States. National Resources Planning Board. Water Resources Committee
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943 - 138 pages
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Page 99 - The right to divert the unappropriated waters of any natural stream to beneficial uses shall never be denied. Priority of appropriation shall give the better right as between those using the water for the same purpose...
Page 64 - USC 321, 323, 325, 327-329), provides for the making of desert-land entries in the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. § 2520.0-5 Definitions. (a) As used in the desert-land laws and the regulations of this subpart: (1) "Reclamation...
Page 130 - Board from the sale of lands selected under the provisions of this Act shall be deposited with the State Treasurer, and...
Page 5 - ... and such right shall not exceed the amount of water actually appropriated, and necessarily used for the purpose of irrigation and reclamation...
Page 52 - State is and shall be limited to such water as shall be reasonably required for the beneficial use to be served, and such right does not and shall not extend to the waste or unreasonable use or unreasonable method of use or unreasonable method of diversion of water.
Page 82 - Provided: That the right to the use of water acquired under the provisions of this Act shall be appurtenant to the land irrigated, and beneficial use shall be the basis, the measure, and the limit of the right.
Page 52 - Riparian rights in a stream or water course attach to, but to no more than so much of the flow thereof as may be required or used consistently with this section, for the purposes for which such lands are, or may be made adaptable, in view of such reasonable and beneficial uses; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as depriving any riparian owner of the reasonable use of water of the stream to which his land is riparian under reasonable methods of diversion and use,...
Page 132 - All fees collected under the provisions of this Act shall be deposited with the State Treasurer and by him covered into the "Underground Water Fund" to be withdrawn by the State Engineer, upon vouchers properly audited, for the purpose of administering this Act.
Page 5 - If there are, as must be admitted, many things connected with this system, which are crude and undigested, and subject to fluctuation and dispute, there are still some which a universal sense of necessity and propriety have so firmly fixed as that they have come to be looked upon as having the force and effect of resjudicata.