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Water Code - WAT


  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [35300 - 35886]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 3. Property [35600 - 35628]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

ARTICLE 1. Acquisition and Disposition of Property [35600 - 35604]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )


A district may, within or without the district in the State, acquire by purchase, condemnation, or other legal means all property or rights in property necessary or proper for the district works and to supply the land with sufficient water for all district purposes.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 899.)


The right is hereby granted to locate, construct, and maintain works of a district on any land owned by the State.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)


There is given, dedicated, and set apart for the uses and purposes of each district all water and water rights belonging to the State within the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)


A district may construct any works along, under, or across any stream of water, watercourse, street, avenue, highway, railway, canal, ditch, or flume which the route of a pipeline or canal of the works may proceed along or across in a manner that will afford security for life and property. The district shall restore the property crossed as near as may be to its former state or so as not to have impaired unnecessarily its usefulness. Every company whose railroad is crossed by the works shall unite with the district in forming the crossing and shall grant the necessary privileges.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1552, Sec. 1.)


A district may for a valuable consideration lease, sell, or contract for the sale of any property of the district whenever it may be necessary, advisable, or for the best interests of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

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