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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 6. WATER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS [12570 - 12949.6]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 196. )

CHAPTER 3.5. Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation in Connection With Flood Control and Watershed Protection Projects [12840 - 12849]

  ( Chapter 3.5 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 537. )

ARTICLE 2. Responsibilities of State Agencies [12843 - 12846]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 537. )

12843.
  

In order to achieve the goals set forth in this chapter, all state agencies exercising resource management responsibilities shall review reconnaissance and feasibility reports submitted for state review and comment by federal agencies relating to any project or project feature affecting their responsibilities and shall submit their comments in accordance with the requirements of federal and state law and this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 537.)

12844.
  

In order to guide state agencies in their review of proposed flood control and watershed protection projects, it is the intent of the Legislature that recreational purposes shall include, but be not limited to, those recreational activities normally and usually associated with the out-of-doors which make project land and water areas available for use by the general public and are consistent with the operation of the project for other purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 537.)

12845.
  

In order to realize the full potential of such projects for fish and wildlife enhancement and for recreational development, state agencies having resource management responsibilities affected by the project are authorized to cooperate with federal and local sponsoring agencies through all stages of the project formulation and planning process, and to develop such data as, in their judgment, may be necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of this chapter. Such physical features as may be necessary to permit full public utilization of the completed project for recreational purposes shall be constructed and such lands as may be necessary for recreational purposes and for fish and wildlife enhancement shall be acquired at the same time and in the same manner as lands for other project purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 537.)

12846.
  

The Department of Fish and Game shall be responsible for the management of all fish and wildlife resources at any project subject to the provisions of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 920.)

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