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at its election either rely on its Government contract or assert all rights which the State or any water user would have had against the litigant if this contract had not been made.
(c) Breach by the State of any provisions of this article will entitle the United States at its option to cancel the contract and any subordinate contracts made under article 11. 16. Duration of contract.
The contract is to be for permanent service subject to the conditions stated in article 15. 17. Disputes and disagreements.
Article 17 contains substantially the arbitration clause of article 35-a of the power contracts; i. e., it provides machinery to be used by the State and the United States in event they elect to arbitrate a dispute. 18. Rules and regulations.
Article 18 provides for adherence to the Secretary's regulations but provides that they shall be promulgated or modified only after notice to the State and opportunity to be heard. 19. Agreement subject to Colorado River compact.
Article 19 incorporates the clause required by the project act to be included in all contracts; i. e., that the contract is subject to the Colorado River compact. But the article further provides that the contract is without prejudice to the respective contentions of the State of Arizona and the parties to that compact, as to interpretation thereof. 20. Effective date of contract.
The contract is to be made effective upon ratification by the Legislature of Arizona, within two years of the date of execution. 21. Interest in contract not transferable.
Article 21 stipulates against transfer of any interest in the contract by either party without the written consent of the other parties. 22. Member of Congress clause.
Article 22 incorporates a disclaimer against benefits to Members of Congress, required by statute.
The regulations as promulgated state the full text of the contract outlined above, executed by Ray Lyman Wilbur, Secretary of the Interior.
GROUP I. The Power CONTRACTS.
I. THE HOOVER DAM POWER CONTRACTS
Issued April 25, 1930. Printed as amended March 10, 1931,
July 1, 1931, November 16, 1931.
and Southern California Edison Co. (Ltd.).
September 28, 1931.
Water District of Southern California.
Dated April 26, 1930. Printed as amended May 31, 1930. 4. Contract for electrical energy-United States and The Los
Angeles Gas & Electric Corporation.
Dated November 12, 1931.
Sierras Power Co.
Dated November 5, 1931.
Dated September 29, 1931.
Dated November 12, 1931.