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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

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

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [22075 - 22982]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 2. Powers [22225 - 22338]

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

ARTICLE 1. Powers Generally [22225 - 22235]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

22225.
  

Each district has the power generally to perform all acts necessary to carry out fully the provisions of this division.

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

22226.
  

A district may construct the necessary works for the collection of water for the district.

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

22227.
  

A district may acquire the right to store water in any reservoir or to carry water through any conduit not owned or controlled by the district and may grant to any owner or lessee of the right to the use of any water the right to store the water in any reservoir of the district or to carry the water through any conduit of the district.

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

22228.
  

A district may contract to perform and perform any agreement with any number of persons or public corporations or agencies for the exchange, transfer, or delivery to or by either or both parties of any water right or water.

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

22230.
  

A district may make and perform any necessary contracts to carry out the purposes of the district.

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

22231.
  

A district by contract may acquire and operate any needed or desirable equipment to put water under its control to any beneficial use.

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

22232.
  

A district may employ an expert in agriculture and related matters and other employees as may be deemed necessary to do any of the following:

(a) Supervise the construction of works for the irrigation or protection of land.

(b) Advise the owners of land or any persons engaged in farming the land of methods of increasing the productiveness of the land or as to any matters of husbandry.

(c) Conduct experiments as prescribed by the board.

(d) Perform duties for the general welfare of the people of the district as prescribed by the board.

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

22233.
  

Any district and any county may enter into a contract agreeing to pay and apportion between them the costs of locating, removing, repairing, or relocating any facilities owned or to be owned by either party on the roads or other property of the other in such proportion and upon such terms as the governing boards of the parties shall determine to be equitable.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1879.)

22234.
  

A district may contract to operate, maintain, or improve ditches and laterals not owned by the district upon petition of at least two-thirds of the owners of land served by such ditches or laterals.

In order to carry out the purposes of this section, a district may make such contracts as the board deems necessary, including but not limited to loan and repayment contracts, construction contracts, and rental of equipment contracts.

The amendment of this section made at the 1963 Regular Session of the Legislature does not constitute a change in, but is declaratory of, the pre-existing law.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 524.)

22235.
  

A district may disseminate information to the public concerning the rights, properties, and activities of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 330.)

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