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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 6. CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND UTILIZATION OF STATE WATER RESOURCES [10000 - 12999]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )

PART 3. CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT [11100 - 11985]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 370. )

CHAPTER 10. Fish and Wildlife and Recreation in Connection With State Water Projects [11900 - 11925]

  ( Chapter 10 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 867. )

ARTICLE 5. Powers and Duties of the Department of Fish and Game and the Department of Natural Resources [11917 - 11920]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 867. )

11917.
  

The Department of Fish and Game shall manage fish and wildlife resources at state water projects, including any such additional resources as are created by such projects, in a manner compatible with the other uses of such projects.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 867.)

11918.
  

The Department of Parks and Recreation is authorized to design, construct, operate, and maintain public recreation facilities at state water projects, with the exception of the planning, design, and construction of boating facilities, which shall be the responsibility of the Department of Navigation and Ocean Development pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 50 of the Harbors and Navigation Code. Before commencing the construction of any such facilities, the Department of Parks and Recreation shall submit its plans and designs to the local governmental agencies having jurisdiction over the area involved. The Department of Parks and Recreation shall make every effort to fulfill its responsibilities under this section by entering into contracts with the United States, local public agencies, or other entities, to the end that maximum development of the recreational potential of state water projects shall be realized. The Department of Parks and Recreation shall have the authority to establish and enforce standards for the development, operation, and maintenance of such public recreation areas.

The design, construction, operation, and maintenance of public recreation facilities at state water projects, and the management of project lands and water surfaces for recreational use, shall be subject to the approval of the Department of Water Resources to ensure that they shall not defeat or impair the orderly operation of any state water project for its other authorized purposes and the accomplishment of such purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1544.)

11919.
  

Public recreation facilities in connection with state water projects are recreational areas.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 867.)

11920.
  

The Wildlife Conservation Board is authorized to design and construct public fishing access sites to aqueducts constructed as part of state water projects in accordance with such policies and procedures as may be established by the board.

To the extent practicable such fishing access sites shall be constructed upon lands acquired for state water project purposes; provided, that such additional lands as may be necessary for such fishing access sites shall be acquired by the Department of Water Resources pursuant to this chapter; and, provided further, that such facilities as may be necessary to assure the safe use of such fishing access sites by the public shall be constructed by the Department of Water Resources upon the appropriation of funds for such purposes by the Legislature.

Plans for such fishing access sites shall be subject to the approval of the Department of Water Resources to ensure that they shall not defeat or impair the orderly operation of any state water project for its other authorized purposes and the accomplishment of such purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 411.)

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