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DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

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

PART 6. RECLAMATION PLANS [51000 - 51040]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 2. Approval [51020 - 51040]

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

ARTICLE 1. Districts Within the Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District [51020 - 51030]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

51020.
  

If any part of a district is located within the Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District the board of trustees shall report each plan for the reclamation of district lands to the board of supervisors by filing, with the county clerk, three copies thereof with the estimate of the cost of the contemplated reclamation works, including incidental expenses, maintenance and repair necessary for the reclamation of the district lands in pursuance of such plan.

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

51021.
  

Within five days after the copies of the plan and estimate are filed with the county clerk he shall certify two of the copies and transmit them to the Secretary of the Reclamation Board.

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

51022.
  

Upon receipt of the certified copies of the plan, the Secretary of the Reclamation Board shall immediately set a date when the Reclamation Board will hold a hearing for considering any objections thereto, which hearing shall be held not less than 20, nor more than 60 days after the Secretary of the Reclamation Board received the certified copies of the plan.

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

51023.
  

The Secretary of the Reclamation Board shall publish a notice of the hearing once a week for two weeks in some newspaper of general circulation published within the district, or, if no newspaper is published within the district, then in the county seat of the principal county.

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

51024.
  

The notice shall be in substantially the following form:

“Notice to the landowners of reclamation district No. ____. Notice is hereby given to the landowners of reclamation district No. ____ that there has been filed with the county clerk of the County of ____ and with the Secretary of the Reclamation Board, an original (supplemental or new, as the case may be) plan for the reclamation of lands of the district; that the Reclamation Board will hold a meeting at its office in the City of Sacramento, County of Sacramento, State of California, on the ____ day of ____, 19__, at ____ o’clock, at which time any interested party may appear and object to the said plan.”

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

51025.
  

At the hearing the Reclamation Board shall hear any evidence offered with respect to the plan, and thereafter shall approve, modify, amend or reject the plan.

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

51026.
  

The Reclamation Board shall not modify, amend or reject any plan on the ground that the plan provides for a levee which in its judgment is of excessive strength either in height, slopes or crown width, but no claim for compensation shall thereafter be made against the Reclamation Board or the Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District for any part of the levees which the Reclamation Board considers in excess of what is required to comply with its plans for flood control.

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

51027.
  

The Reclamation Board may continue the hearing from time to time and may cause such investigation and report of the plan to be made by the engineers connected with the Reclamation Board or by such other competent authority as the board deems necessary.

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

51028.
  

When the Reclamation Board has approved, modified, or rejected any reclamation plan after a hearing as provided in this article, such action shall be final, and the sufficiency of the plan shall not be subject to attack before the reclamation board or in any court, but nothing in this section shall prevent the board from filing with the county clerk any amendatory, additional or supplemental plan of reclamation at any time.

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

51029.
  

When an amendatory, additional or supplemental plan is filed with the county clerk, two certified copies thereof shall be transmitted to the Secretary of the Reclamation Board and thereafter the same proceedings shall be had, and with like effect, with respect to such plan as are provided for the original plan.

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

51030.
  

No city or county shall proceed with the reclamation of any lands located within the Sacramento and San Joaquin Drainage District until the provisions of this article have been complied with.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 2122.)

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