Today's Law As Amended


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SB-698 Water rights: reasonable and beneficial use of water.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 100 of the Water Code is amended to read:

100.
 (a)  It is hereby declared that because of the conditions prevailing in this State state,  the general welfare requires that the water resources of the State state  be put to beneficial use to the fullest extent of which they are capable, and that the waste or  waste,  unreasonable use use,  or unreasonable method of use of water be prevented, and that the conservation of such  water is to be exercised with a view to the reasonable and beneficial use thereof  of that water  in the interest of the people and for the public welfare. The right to water or to the use or flow of water in or from any natural stream or watercourse in this State is and shall be limited to such water as shall be reasonably required for the beneficial use to be served, and such right does not and shall not extend to the waste or unreasonable use or unreasonable method of use or unreasonable method of diversion of water. 
(b) The right to water or to the use or flow of water in or from any natural stream or watercourse in this state is and shall be limited to that water that is reasonably required for the beneficial use to be served, and that right does not and shall not extend to the waste or unreasonable use, unreasonable method of use, or unreasonable method of diversion of water.