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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

  ( Division 15 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

PART 2. FORMATION [50300 - 50442]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 1. Petition [50300 - 50335]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

ARTICLE 1. Form and Publication [50300 - 50303]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

50300.
  

A petition for the formation of a district, verified by the affidavit of one of the petitioners, may be presented to the board of supervisors at a regular meeting thereof by:

(a) The owners of one-half or more of any body of swamp and overflowed, salt-marsh, or tidelands, or other lands subject to flood or overflow, susceptible of one mode of reclamation who desire to reclaim the land.

(b) The owners of one-half or more of any body of swamp and overflowed, salt-marsh, or tidelands susceptible of one mode of reclamation, and already reclaimed, or in progress of reclamation, and not included in any district, who desire to form a district for the maintenance, protection, or repair of the reclamation works, in, upon, or appertaining to such body of lands, or for the completion of the reclamation thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50301.
  

The petition shall state that petitioners desire to reclaim the land, or that the land has been reclaimed, or that the reclamation is in progress, and shall contain:

(a) A description of the exterior boundaries of the proposed district.

(b) A statement as to the total number of acres situated within the exterior boundaries.

(c) The name of each owner of record of real property situated within the exterior boundaries.

(d) The name of each county within which the proposed district lies, and if in more than one county, the number of acres of the district in each county.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50302.
  

The petition shall be published once a week for two weeks preceding the hearing thereof in a newspaper of general circulation published in the principal county with a notice of the time when the petition will be presented to the board of supervisors.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50303.
  

An affidavit of publication shall be filed with the petition.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

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