Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior, Part 2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1891 - Forest reserves

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Page 236 - ... which is susceptible of irrigation by the same system of works applicable to the other lands in such proposed district...
Page 235 - Priority of appropriation shall give the better right as between those using the water for the same purpose ; but when the waters of any natural stream are not .sufficient for the service of all those desiring the use of the same, those using the water for domestic purposes shall have the preference over those claiming for any other purpose, and those using the water for agricultural purposes shall have preference over those using the same for manufacturing purposes.
Page 236 - Whenever a majority of the electors owning lands or holding leasehold estates in the manner and to the extent hereinafter provided in any district susceptible of one mode of irrigation from a common source and by the same system of works, desire to provide for the irrigation of the same, they may propose the organization of an irrigation district under the provisions of this act...
Page 240 - Said bonds, and the interest thereon, shall be paid by revenue derived from an annual assessment upon the real property of the district; and all the real property in the district shall be and remain liable to be assessed for such payments as hereinafter provided.
Page 243 - Secretary shall not exceed eight hundred dollars per annum. .No director or' any officer named in this act shall, in any manner be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract awarded or to be awarded by the board, or in the profits to be derived therefrom...
Page 240 - ... published in each of the counties comprising the district. The time fixed for the meeting shall not be less than twenty nor more than thirty days from the first publication of the notice; and in the meantime the assessment book must remain in the office of the secretary for the inspection of all persons interested.
Page 244 - Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize any person or persons to divert the waters of any river, creek, stream, canal. or ditch from its channel, to the detriment of any person or persons having any interest in such river, creek, stream, canal, or ditch, or the waters therein, unless previous compensation be ascertained and paid therefor, under the laws of this state authorizing the taking of private property for public uses.
Page 241 - A redemption of the property sold may be made by the owner, or any party in interest, within twelve months from the date of purchase.
Page 235 - The use of all water now appropriated, or that may hereafter be appropriated, for sale, rental, or distribution, is hereby declared to be a public use, and subject to the regulation and control of the State, in the manner to be prescribed by law...
Page 240 - ... bonds, till the day and hour named in the resolution. At the time appointed the board shall open the proposals, and award the purchase of the bonds to the highest responsible bidder; provided, however, that they may reject all bids.

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