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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 2. WATER [1000 - 5976]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )


  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 6. Permits [1375 - 1410.2]

  ( Chapter 6 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 3. Permit Terms and Conditions [1390 - 1394]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )


A permit shall be effective for such time as the water actually appropriated under it is used for a useful and beneficial purpose in conformity with this division, but no longer.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)


Every permit shall include the enumeration of conditions therein which in substance shall include all of the provisons of this article and the statement that any appropriator of water to whom a permit is issued takes it subject to the conditions therein expressed.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)


Every permittee, if he accepts a permit, does so under the conditions precedent that no value whatsoever in excess of the actual amount paid to the State therefor shall at any time be assigned to or claimed for any permit granted or issued under the provisions of this division, or for any rights granted or acquired under the provisions of this division, in respect to the regulation by any competent public authority of the services or the price of the services to be rendered by any permittee or by the holder of any rights granted or acquired under the provisions of this division or in respect to any valuation for purposes of sale to or purchase, whether through condemnation proceedings or otherwise, by the State or any city, city and county, municipal water district, irrigation district, lighting district, or any political subdivision of the State, of the rights and property of any permittee, or the possessor of any rights granted, issued, or acquired under the provisions of this division.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368.)


The board shall include as a condition in any permit under which a reservoir with an impounding capacity of 50 acre-feet or more is to be constructed, that the permittee shall clear the site of the proposed reservoir of all structures, trees, and other vegetation which would interfere with the use of the reservoir for water storage and recreatonal purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 984.)


(a) The board may reserve jurisdiction, in whole or in part, to amend, revise, supplement, or delete terms and conditions in a permit under either of the following circumstances:

(1) If the board finds that sufficient information is not available to finally determine the terms and conditions which will reasonably protect vested rights without resulting in waste of water or which will best develop, conserve, and utilize in the public interest the water sought to be appropriated, and that a period of actual operation or time for completion of studies will be necessary in order to secure the required information.

(2) If the application or applications being acted upon represent only part of a coordinated project, other applications for the project being pending, and the board finds that the coordinated project requires coordinated terms and conditions which cannot reasonably be decided upon until a decision is reached on the other pending applications.

(b) Jurisdiction shall be reserved under this section for no longer period of time than the board finds to be reasonably necessary, and in no case shall jurisdiction be exercised after the issuance of the license. The jurisdiction shall be exercised only after notice to the parties and a hearing.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 659, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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