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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 2. WATER [1000 - 5976]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

PART 2. APPROPRIATION OF WATER [1200 - 1851]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [1200 - 1248]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 3. Appropriation from Interstate Streams [1230 - 1231]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

1230.
  

If the waters of an interstate body of water have been allocated between California and another state or Indian tribe by a compact, United States Supreme Court decree, or other appropriate method of allocating interstate waters, the board shall exercise its authority under this division in a manner consistent with the rights and responsibilities of the State of California under that interstate allocation and Section 1231 does not apply to the extent it is inconsistent with that interstate allocation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 274, Sec. 3. (AB 2759) Effective January 1, 2015.)

1231.
  

(a) A right of appropriation from a stream that flows across the state boundary that has the point of diversion and the place of use in another state and is recognized by the laws of that state shall have the same force and effect as if the point of diversion and the place of use were in this State if the laws of that state give like force and effect to similar rights acquired in this State.

(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to interstate lakes, or streams flowing in or out of those lakes. Subdivision (a) applies where an appropriation or change in point of diversion, place of use, or purpose of use is proposed or made under either of the following:

(1) A right to the use of waters from the Truckee River if the appropriation or change is made pursuant to the operating agreement described in Section 205(a) of Public Law 101-618.

(2) A right to the use of waters from the Walker River and its tributaries if the appropriation or change is not inconsistent with the decree entered in United States v. Walker River Irrigation District, et. al. United States District Court for the District of Nevada Equity No. C-125, filed April 15, 1936, including any amendments to that decree entered before or after January 1, 2015.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 274, Sec. 4. (AB 2759) Effective January 1, 2015.)

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