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DIVISION 21. WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS [74000 - 76501]

  ( Division 21 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [74500 - 74652]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 6. Controversies [74640 - 74645]
  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

74640.
  

A district may sue and be sued, except as otherwise provided in this division or by law, in all actions and proceedings in all courts and tribunals of competent jurisdiction.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74641.
  

A district may commence, maintain, intervene in, and compromise, in the name of the district, and assume the costs of, any action or proceeding involving or affecting the ownership or use of water or water rights within the district, used or useful for any purposes of the district, or of common benefit to the lands situated therein.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74642.
  

A district may commence, maintain, intervene in, defend, and compromise actions and proceedings to prevent interference with or diminution of the natural flow of any stream or streams or unnavigable river, or rivers, including the natural subterranean supply of water therefrom, which may be used or useful for any purpose of the district, or a common benefit to the lands within the district or its inhabitants; and may commence, maintain, and defend actions and proceedings to prevent any such interference with such waters as may endanger the inhabitants or lands of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74643.
  

A district may institute and maintain any and all actions, proceedings, and suits at law or in equity necessary or proper to fully carry out the provisions of this division, or to enforce, maintain, protect, or preserve any and all rights, privileges, and immunities created by this division or acquired in pursuance thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74644.
  

In all courts, actions, suits, or proceedings, the board may sue, appear, and defend in the name of the district in person or by attorneys.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

74645.
  

All claims for money or damages against the district are governed by Part 3 (commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section 940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code except as provided therein, or by other statutes or regulations expressly applicable thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)

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