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[Riverton project, Wyoming—Payments for homestead entries. ] When any land on the project is opened to homestead entry under the terms of the “reclamation law." the entryman shall pay to the United States for the lands the sum of $1.50 per acre as provided in section 2 of the act approved March 3, 1905 (volume 33, Statutes at Large, page 1016), to be credited to the fund established by said act of 1905, together with the proceeds from the sale of town sites established in said project under the "reclamation law.” (41 Stat. 1404.)

Textual note.--This provision is codified as the second paragraph of section 597, title 43, United States Code. The first paragraph of said section 597 is taken from the act of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 874).

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[Contributed funds—Expenditures. ]-All moneys hereafter received from any State, municipality, corporation, association, firm, district, or individual for investigations, surveys, construction work, or any other development work incident thereto involving operations similar to those provided for by the reclamation law shall be covered into the reclamation fund and shall be available for expenditure for the purposes for which contributed in like manner as if said sums had been specifically appropriated for said purposes. (41 Stat. 1404.)

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Textual note. This provision is codified as section 395, title 43, United States Code, the words "hereafter received” being changed to "received after March 4, 1921."


Joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, to furnish

water to applicants and entrymen in arrears for more than one calendar year of payment for maintenance or construction charges notwithstanding the provisions of section 6 of the act of August 13, 1914. (Pub. Res. No. 3, ch. 7, May 17, 1921, 42 Stat. 4)

[Secretary authorized to furnish water during season of 1921 to applicants or entrymen in arrears more than one calendar year.]—That in view of the financial stringency and the low price of agricultural products, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in his discretion, after due investigation, to furnish irrigation water on the Federal irrigation projects during the irrigation season of 1921 to waterright applicants or entrymen who are in arrears for more than one calendar year for the payment of any charge for operation and maintenance, or any construction charges and penalties, notwithstanding the provisions of section 6 of the act of August 13, 1914 (Thirty-eighth Status, page 686): Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed to relieve any beneficiary hereunder from payments due or penalties thereon required by said act. (42 Stat. 4.)


Regulations.-Every water-right applicant or entryman who desires to obtain the benefits of this act must file an application in writing with the project superintendent setting forth such facts as may be necessary to show his inability to make payment of the charges more than one calendar year overdue. The project superintendent will submit the application to the board of directors of the water users' association for their report and will report promptly upon their recommendation. If water has been furnished under preliminary instructions such service must cease if the application under the joint resolution is denied by the Secretary. The applicant should be fully advised of his liability for all payments due or penalties thereon required by the act of August 13, 1914 (38 Stat. 686), under the final proviso of the joint resolution. (C. L. 1005, May 18, 1921.)




An act providing for an exchange of lands between the Swan Land and Cattle Company

and the United States. (Act August 9, 1921, ch. 55, 42 Stat. 147)

[Acceptance of land from Swan Land and Cattle Company for irriga. tion.]—That upon proper execution and delivery by the Swan Land and Cattle Company, Limited, a corporation, of a deed conveying to the United States, its successors and assigns, a good merchantable title in fee, free of incumbrance, to certain "lands needed by the United States for construction, operation, and maintenance purposes, in connection with the North Platte irrigation project, NebraskaWyoming, to wit: The southwest quarter of the northeast quarter and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section twentyfive, township twenty-five north, range sixty-three west, sixth principal meridian, Wyoming; then in exchange for such lands so conveyed a patent shall be issued by the United States to said Swan Land and Cattle Company, its successors and assigns, conveying to said company the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-six and the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section twenty-three, township twenty-five north, range sixtythree west, sixth principal meridian. (42 Stat. 147.)




An act to permit a compact or agreement between the States of Arizona, California, Colo rado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, respecting the disposition and apportionment of the waters of the Colorado River, and for other purposes. (Act August 19, 1921, ch. 72, 42 Stat. 171)

[Sec. 1. Preamble—Apportionment of waters—Federal representative to be appointed-Expenses-Approval. ]-Whereas the Colorado River and its several tributaries rise within and flow through or from the boundaries between the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Whereas the territory included within the drainage area of the said

stream and its tributaries is largely arid and in small part irrigated, and the present and future development necessities and general welfare of each of said States and of the United States require the further use of the waters of said streams for irrigation and other beneficial purposes, and that future litigation and conflict respecting the use and distribution of said waters should be avoided and settled by compact between said States; and Whereas the said States, by appropriate legislation, have authorized

the governors thereof to appoint commissioners to represent said States for the purpose of entering into a compact or agreement between said States respecting the future utilization and disposition of the waters of the Colorado River and of the streams

tributary thereto; and Whereas the governors of said several States have named and ap

pointed their respective commissioners for the purposes aforesaid, and have presented their resolution to the President of the United States requesting the appointment of a representative on behalf of the United States to participate in said negotiations and to represent the interests of the United States: Now, therefore, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That consent of Congress is hereby given to the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming to negotiate and enter into a compact or agreement not later than January 1, 1923, providing for an equitable division and apportionment among said States of the water supply of the Colorado River and of the streams tributary thereto, upon condition that a suitable person, who shall be appointed by the President of the United States, shall participate in said negotiations, as the representative of and for the protection of the interests of the United States, and shall make report to Congress of the proceedings and of any compact or agreement entered into, and the sum of $10,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, AGREEMENTS BETWEEN STATES-WATERS OF COLORADO RIVER 261

is hereby authorized to be appropriated to pay the salary and expenses of the representative of the United States appointed hereunder: Provided, That any such compact or agreement shall not be binding or obligatory upon any of the parties thereto unless and until the same shall have been approved by the legislature of each of said States and by the Congress of the United States. (42 Stat. 171.)

Sec. 2. [Right to amend reserved.]—That the right to alter, amend or repeal this act is herewith expressly reserved. (42 Stat. 172.)


Colorado River compact.-Pursuant to the above act the Colorado River compact was signed at Santa Fe, N. Mex., November 24, 1922. The text of said compact follows act of December 21, 1928.

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