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  ( Division 14 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

PART 2. FORMATION [39400 - 40104]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

CHAPTER 1. Petition for Formation [39400 - 39466]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

ARTICLE 2. Petition [39425 - 39431]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )


A petition for the formation of a district shall set forth generally:

(a) The boundaries of the proposed district or a description of the land.

(b) The proposed source or sources of water supply.

(c) The location proposed for the storage of water to be used for such irrigation, if storage is proposed.

(d) Any drainage or reclamation connected with the project.

(e) Any incidental development of hydroelectric energy.

(f) The nature of the proposed works.

(g) A prayer that the territory embraced within the proposed district be formed as a water storage district under the provisions of this division.

(h) The signatures to the petition.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)


The petition may consist of any number of separate instruments, which shall be duplicates except as to signatures.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)


The petitioners shall file with the petition a list of the names and addresses of all persons holding title to land within the proposed district as shown by the last equalized assessment roll of each affected county.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)


The petition shall also be accompanied by a sufficient undertaking, to be approved by the department, in double the amount of the probable cost of forming the district as estimated by the department, conditioned that the sureties shall pay all of the costs in case the formation is not effected.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)


The department may require the furnishing of any additional undertaking or payment of money it deems necessary.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)


The formation petition and accompanying documents shall be presented to and filed with the department.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)


Signatures to the petition may be withdrawn at any time before its publication is commenced by filing a declaration signed and acknowledged by the petitioner with the department stating that it is the intention of the petitioner to withdraw from the petition.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391.)

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