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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

HAROLD L. ICKES, Secretary
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

JOHN C. PAGE, Commissioner

FEDERAL
RECLAMATION LAWS

ANNOTATED

A CHRONOLOGICAL COMPILATION OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES OF THE UNITED
STATES RELATING TO THE FEDERAL IRRIGATION OF ARID LANDS; WITH
NOTES OF DECISIONS OF THE COURTS, THE COMPTROLLER, THE
COMPTROLLER GENERAL, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, AND THE

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

By MARGARET G. YOUNG

Under direction of

THE LEGAL DIVISION

Bureau of Reclamation

JULY 1936

This edition supersedes edition of 1931

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DEPARTMENT

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1937

'or sale by the Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, D. C.

Price $1.25 (paper); $1.50 (cloth)

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1937

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Confirmation of western water rights.

Irrigation surveys of the arid region.

Restoration of withdrawn lands— Reservation for ditches.

Reservoir sites and rights of way-

Eight-hour law---

The reclamation act..

Reclamation of Indian lands in Yuma, Colorado River, and Pyramid

Lake Indian Reservations...

Crow Indian irrigable lands subjected to reclamation law.

Investigation of waters of Lower Colorado River..

Use of construction materials from public lands and forests.

Changing levels of lakes in Oregon and California --

Construction of Rio Grande Dam..

Disposal or proceeds of sales of property and refunds of money -

Dams across Yellowstone River, Mont.

Yakima Indian irrigable lands subjected to reclamation law

Colville Indian irrigable lands subjected to reclamation law.

Town sites and power development.

Disposition of lands in abandoned Fort Shaw Military Reservation..

Extension of reclamation act to Texas..

Sale of Indian allotted lands in Federal irrigation projects.

Farm units, town sites, and desert-land entries---

Treaty with Mexico regarding the Rio Grande.-

Employment of Indian labor, hiring of Indian property, conveyance of

Indian lands, and irrigation in Pima Indian Reservation.

Appropriation for irrigation dam across the Rio Grande -

Irrigation of Indian lands...

Books and periodicals for the Reclamation Service (Bureau of Reclama-

tion)-Assignment of pay by field employees...

Compensation of commissions, boards, etc.-

Vintah Indian lands for Strawberry Valley project.-

Rights of Bureau of Reclamation in National Parks.

Treaty with Great Britain regarding St. Mary and Milk Rivers, Mont..

Reappraisement of unsold town lots..

New Mexico and Arizona enabling act.

Coal lands may be withdrawn under reclamation act.

Assignment of reclamation homestead entries..

Advances to the reclamation fund.,

Withdrawal of public lands by the President.

Reservation of lands in Indian reservations for power and irrigation

purposes

Leave of absence to homesteaders..

Sale of lands acquired under the reclamation act-

Withdrawal of public notices --

Relinquishment of second-form lands-

Disposition of surplus waters and cooperation in irrigation work.

Lease of surplus electric power---

Relief of certain reclamation homestead entrymen when water is not

available

Eight-hour law

Assignment of desert-land entries.

Patents and water-right certificates—Liens reserved-Limit of land hold-

ings-Fiscal agentsJurisdiction of United States courts.

Grant of land for school purposes in Shoshone irrigation project--

Patents and water-right certificates for desert-land entrymen on reclama-

tion projects.

Eight-hour law..

Settlement of water rights of Yakima Indians.

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Reclamation extension act..

Reservations for parks and community centers.

Special provisions of act establishing the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Special provisions of sundry civil appropriation act for 1916...

Lieu farm units in cases of nonirrigability --

Amendment of act relating to assignment of reclamation homestead

entries.---

Water rights for Salt River Indians.

Use of project refunds --

Exchange with Santa Fe Railway Co. of water from Elephant Butte

Reservoir for right of way--

Acceptance of extension act-

Sale of Boise & Arrowrock Railroad.

Public lands in irrigation districts.

Certain settlers under Yuma project given right to make entry

Compensation of Government employees.-

Sale of town-site lands at Newell, S. Dak.

Auxiliary reclamation project at Yuma.

Patents and final water-right certificates.-

Sale of lands in Milk River project to Great Northern Railway Co...

Compensation of Government employees from more than one source

prohibited.

Suspension of eight-hour law-

Special provisions of sundry civil appropriation act for 1918.

Suspension of residence requirements during World War..

Receipts from potassium deposits to be paid into reclamation fund.

Drainage on Rio Grande project....

Availability of money for Yuma auxiliary project.

Soldiers and sailors relief act civil..

Special provisions of sundry civil appropriation act for 1919---

Lands for reservoir sites in Sun River and in Milk River irrigation

projects.

Grant of lands in Sun River irrigation project for school purposes.

Leave of absence for certain entrymen in Castle Peak irrigation project

in Utah.--

Receipts from lease of withdrawn or reserved lands to be covered into

reclamation fund..

Conveyance of public lands in Federal irrigation projects for school

purposes

Sale of land in Minidoka project for railroad purposes -

Preference rights to ex-service men.

Oil leasing act--

Sale of water for miscellaneous purposes.

Investigation of irrigation possibilities in Imperial Valley, Calif.

Sale of improved public lands no longer needed for Federal irrigation

purposes--

Restoration of public lands around Little Klamath Lake in Oregon and

California --

Special provisions of sundry civil appropriation act for 1921.

Removal of Garden City project liens.-

Federal water power act..

Rights of way on the public domain.

Patents to disabled soldier entrymen.

Reservoirs or waterways within National Parks-

Date of termination of World War..

Special provisions of appropriation act for fiscal year 1922.

Water for delinquent applicants -

Exchange of lands on North Platte project..

Congress consents to agreement between States respecting waters of

Colorado River---

Relief to water users on Federal irrigation projects.-

Patents to disabled soldier entrymen..

Irrigation districts and farm loans on Federal irrigation projects.

Appropriations for Baker project, Oregon.

Sale of electric power on Salt River project..

Irrigation investigation in Nebraska.

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