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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 2. WATER [1000 - 5976]

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


  ( Part 4 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 4. Construction and Maintenance of Works and Measuring Devices [4100 - 4126]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )

ARTICLE 2. By Owners of Reservoirs [4125 - 4126]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 368. )


The owner of every reservoir which is subject to regulation by a watermaster and which is located across or upon the bed of a natural stream or requires the use of a natural stream channel shall construct and maintain such measuring devices below the reservoir in the stream and such measuring devices above the reservoir on each stream or source of supply discharging into the reservoir as may be required and approved by the department for the purpose of assisting the department or the watermaster in determining the amounts of water to which the owner is entitled and the amounts of water which the owner is diverting, storing, and applying to beneficial use.

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


If the owner of any reservoir neglects or refuses to construct and maintain the measuring devices provided for in this article after 30 days’ notice by the department, the watermaster may open the outlet of the reservoir and the outlet shall not be closed, except by order of the department, until the requirements of the department as to the measuring devices are complied with.

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

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