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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 2. FORMATION [20700 - 20982]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 2. Hearings on Formation [20800 - 20850]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 2. Reference to Department [20820 - 20824]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

20820.
  

On or before the day on which the petition is presented to the board of supervisors, a copy of the petition shall be filed in the office of the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932.)

20821.
  

Upon the adoption of the preliminary formation resolution the board of supervisors shall send a copy of the resolution to the department.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20822.
  

Upon receiving a copy of the resolution, the department shall make such preliminary investigation as may be practicable to determine the feasibility of the proposed project.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20823.
  

The department shall report in writing to the board of supervisors as soon as practicable, but at all events within 90 days from the date of the adoption of the preliminary formation resolution, except that upon receiving a written request from the department the board of supervisors may before the expiration of the 90 days grant to the department not more than 90 days additional time in which to make the report.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

20824.
  

If the department reports within the specified time that the supply of water available for the use of the proposed district or that may be acquired by any practicable means, including the condemnation of existing rights, is not sufficient or that the project is not feasible for any other reason, the hearing of the petition shall be continued for not more than two months and shall then be dismissed unless within the period of the continuance either:

(a) The board of supervisors is petitioned in writing by three-fourths of the holders of title to land to grant the petition.

(b) The board of supervisors, if not so petitioned, modifies the project proposed in the petition to conform to the recommendations made by the department for the proposed district.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

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