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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 7.5. Protection of Ground Water Basins [12920 - 12924]

  ( Chapter 7.5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1620. )

ARTICLE 3. Declaration of Policy [12922 - 12922.1]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1620. )

12922.
  

It is hereby declared that the people of the State have a primary interest in the correction and prevention of irreparable damage to, or impaired use of, the ground water basins of this State caused by critical conditions of overdraft, depletion, sea water intrusion or degraded water quality.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1620.)

12922.1.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that the greater portion of the water used in this State is stored, regulated, distributed and furnished by its ground water basins, and that such basins are subject to critical conditions of overdraft, depletion, sea water intrusion and degraded water quality causing great detriment to the peace, health, safety and welfare of the people of the State.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1620.)

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