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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 2. WATER [1000 - 5976]

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

PART 3. DETERMINATION OF WATER RIGHTS [2000 - 2900]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 3. Statutory Adjudications [2500 - 2868]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 11. Proceedings when Appropriation Incomplete at Time of Determination [2801 - 2820]
  ( Article 11 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

2801.
  

All persons claiming rights under an incomplete appropriation, when notified as provided in this chapter, shall appear and submit their proofs of claim in accordance with this chapter, or they shall be deemed and held to be in default and to have abandoned or to have no right, title, or interest in or to the water of the stream system, other than as the person may be found to be entitled by the board based on available information and data.

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

2802.
  

In determining rights based on an incomplete appropriation initiated according to law prior to December 19, 1914, and since prosecuted with reasonable diligence in accordance with Section 1416 of the Civil Code, the board shall prescribe such reasonable time for the completion of the appropriation and the application of the water to a beneficial use as will enable the claimant acting in good faith and with due diligence to complete the appropriation.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 53.)

2803.
  

The order of determination shall provide that within the time prescribed for completion of the appropriation, or such further time as the court may allow, the claimant shall submit to the court proof of completion and the amount of water actually applied to beneficial use.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 53.)

2806.
  

The court shall have authority to thereafter hear and determine proof offered as to the completion of any such right.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2807.
  

Time for completion may be extended from time to time by the court upon motion made prior to the expiration of the limit of time fixed therefor.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2808.
  

Notice of motion for an extension of time for completion shall be filed not more than 90 days prior to the expiration of the time limit.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2809.
  

The clerk of the court shall post notice of hearing of the motion at the courthouse where the hearing is to be held and at least 10 days prior to the hearing.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2810.
  

The court may refer the matter of the motion to the board for its report and recommendation thereon.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 53.)

2811.
  

Upon receipt of the report and recommendation of the board or, if the board fails to file its report and recommendations within 90 days after the reference, upon the expiration of that period, the court shall grant such an extension of time as there is, in its discretion, good and sufficient cause for, or shall deny the motion.

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

2812.
  

In event of denial of a motion for the extension of time for completion the applicant may within 10 days after notice by the clerk of the denial, file notice of intention to offer proof of completion.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2813.
  

Any claimant desiring to offer proof of completion shall file a notice of intention to offer such proof with the clerk of the court.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2814.
  

The clerk shall post notice of the time for hearing the proof at the courthouse where the hearing is to be held and at least 10 days prior to the hearing.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2815.
  

Upon submission of proof of completion after entry of the decree of the court, the court shall enter a supplemental decree determining the right before it and in event of failure, after entry of the decree of the court, to submit proof within the time allowed or to move for and secure an extension of time to do so the court shall enter a supplemental decree denying the right involved.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2816.
  

All persons claiming rights under incomplete appropriations who fail to complete their appropriations within the limit of time fixed by the board in its order of determination, or within such further time granted upon motion made prior to the expiration of the time limit as the court finds equitable and just, shall be deemed to have abandoned their rights of appropriation insofar as the same remain incomplete, and such appropriators shall be deemed and held to have no right, title or interest in or to the water of the stream system insofar as their appropriations have not been completed.

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

2817.
  

Appeals from any action of the court under this article may be taken by the board or any party in interest in the same manner and with the same effect as in the civil cases.

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

2818.
  

This article shall not be construed to confer any rights of appropriation upon parties who shall have abandoned their appropriations or failed to use due diligence in the application of the water to a beneficial use and in the completion of their appropriations.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)

2819.
  

Incomplete appropriations initiated by application under the provisions of the Water Commission Act or this code shall be included in the decree but shall continue to be administered by the board as in other cases. Upon issuance of a license by the board and completion of court review of the board’s action under Article 3 (commencing with Section 1126) of Chapter 4 of Part 1, if court review is sought, and upon motion of the licensee or the board, the court shall enter a supplemental decree confirming the right in accordance with the license. Any change authorized by the board pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 1700), Part 2, of this division, shall in like manner be the subject of a supplemental decree.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 659, Sec. 18. Effective January 1, 1997.)

2820.
  

After revocation by the board of a permit or license relating to a right included in the decree and upon completion of court review of the board’s action under Article 3 (commencing with Section 1126) of Chapter 4 of Part 1, if court review is sought, the court shall, upon motion of the board or any interested party, enter a supplemental decree denying the right involved.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 659, Sec. 19. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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