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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 2. WATER [1000 - 5976]

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

PART 4. DISTRIBUTION OF WATER IN WATERMASTER SERVICE AREAS [4000 - 4407]

  ( Part 4 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 7. Expenses of Distribution [4200 - 4335]

  ( Chapter 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 3. Apportionment of Expense [4251 - 4254]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

4251.
  

One-tenth of the budget for the service area shall be apportioned equally among the respective ownerships of all water rights involved, and except as otherwise provided in this article the remaining nine-tenths shall be apportioned among the ownerships of the respective water rights in accordance with the quantities of water that the owners of the respective water rights are entitled to store or divert within the service area.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 230, Sec. 27. Effective August 16, 2004.)

4252.
  

In all cases of rights to divert the direct flow of a stream, without storage, for power development or other nonconsumptive use, where the entire flow so diverted, with the exception of reasonable transportation losses, is returned to the same stream system above the next lower diversion, the owners of these rights shall share on account of these rights only in the equal apportionment of one-tenth of the budget for the service area, and shall not share in so far as these rights are concerned in the apportionment of the remaining nine-tenths.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 230, Sec. 28. Effective August 16, 2004.)

4253.
  

In all cases where rights exist to store or divert water for use for more than one purpose, the amount to be paid by the owner of such rights shall be based upon the total amount of water he is entitled to store or divert, and he shall not be required to pay more than one amount on the same water so stored or diverted notwithstanding use for more than one purpose.

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

4254.
  

In making an apportionment to any owner of the right to store water, 350 acre-feet of storage capacity which the owner is entitled to use shall be considered the equivalent of the right to divert one cubic foot per second of the direct flow of a stream.

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

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