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Settlement of claims against Government -

Appropriation for Milk River project, Montana..

Drainage on the Newlands project.

Columbia River investigations

Relief to water users on Federal irrigation projects

Suit respecting Klamath project land authorized..

Purchase of shoes, brooms and brushes.-

The 1924 relief act..

Indian lands for American Falls Reservoir-

Investigations on the Rio Grande...

Claim of Southern Pacific Co. for closing break in Colorado River.

Special provisions of Interior Department appropriation act for 1925.

Drainage for Indian lands on Newlands irrigation project-----

Cooperative investigations of Casper-Alcova, Deschutes, and Southern

Lassen projects ----

Special provisions of second deficiency act, fiscal year 1924.

Refunds to World War veterans -

The Yuma Mesa ---

Exchange of lands, North Platte project ---

Special provisions of Interior Departmeot appropriation act, 1926-

Yuma project, Colorado River levee system.

Columbia River compact...

Payment of adjusted compensation and furnishing quarters, etc., to

employees.

Grant of lands in Shoshone project to Park County, Wyo., for fair grounds.

Columbia River compact act extended...

School land grant, Sun River project, Montana.

Special provisions of the Interior Department appropriation act for 1927-

The omnibus adjustment act--

Carcellation of water-right charges and release of liens on Buford-Trenton

and Williston projects, North Dakota --

Appointment of Commissioner of Reclamation.

Repayment of excess amounts paid for lots in Bowdoin, Mont-

Red Bluff Federal irrigation project---

Drainage for Indian lands on Newlands irrigation project.

Credits for construction charges on Yuma project.

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Special provisions of second deficiency act, fiscal years 1926 and 1927..-

Withdrawal and reservation of tracts for parks, playgrounds, and com-

munity centers...

Examination of swamp and overflow lands in Mississippi.-

Pan-Pacific conference at Honolulu, Hawaii..

Special provisions of the Interior Department appropriation act for 1928.

Yuma project, Colorado River levee system.

Compensation to citizens near Hatch, N. Mex., for flood damages.

Compacts between States of South Dakota and Wyoming --

Investigations on the Rio Grande and Lower Colorado River..

Columbia River compact acts extended.--

Special provisions of first deficiency act, fiscal year 1928-

Taxation of lands of homesteads and desert-land entrymen.

Fish conservation...

Utilization of waters of Gila River above San Carlos Reservoir

Transfer of Okanogan project to Okanogan irrigation district.

Extension of time of construction charges on Rio Grande project.

Special provisions of second deficiency act, fiscal year 1928-

Board to examine site for dam proposed under Boulder Dam bill.

Boulder Canyon project act.

Colorado River compact, text..

Repayment of excess amounts paid for lots in Bowdoin, Mont.--

Credits for charges on the Yuma and Yuma Mesa auxiliary reclamation

projects.

Consulting engineers, geologists, and economists on important reclamation

work.

Conveyance of water rights, Boise reclamation project----

Compacts between Colorado and New Mexico regarding waters of Rio

Grande and other streams..

Compacts among New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas regarding waters of

Rio Grande and other streams.-

Compacts between New Mexico and Oklahoma regarding waters of Cimar-

run River and other streams..

Compacts between New Mexico and Arizona regarding waters of Gila

and San Francisco Rivers and other streams...

Compacis among Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas regarding waters of

Arkansas River and other streams.

Unplatted portions of town sites on irrigation projects.

Special provisions of Interior Department appropriation act for 1930-

Park and recreational lands in Arizona -

Water for Uncompa ngre project, season of 1930.

Desert-land entries in Riverside County, California.

Engineering and economic investigations in Palo Verde and Cibola Valleys

of Colorado River...

Amendment of section 4i of the adjustment act of May 25, 1926.-

Special provisions of Interior Department appropriation act for 1931.

Sale of temporary or permanently unproductive public land..

Size of farm units on desert. 'and entries..

Application of funds collected from defaulting contractors or their sureties.

Preference rights given to ex-service men..

Taxation of unpatented entries (amendment of act of Apr. 21, 1928)

Rio Grande compact approved by Congress-

Compensation to Marijune Cron..

Piaute Indian Reservation lands

Settlement of claim of Kremer and Hog, Belle Fourche project--

Payment of damages caused by Mood, Picacho and Noname Washes.

Rehabilitation of Bitter Root project, Montana -

Special provisions of second deficiency act, fiscal year 1930.-

Amendment of act of May 25, 1926, affecting Chinook division.-

Compensation to Edward C. Dunlap for injury sustained in construction

of Gunnison Tunnel.

Relief extended to Uncompahgre project, Colorado..

Suspension for two years of annual paynients from reclamation fund to

Treasury

Relinquishment by United States of lands in city of Rupert, Idaho.

Motor-vehicle travel.

Unplatted portions of town sites on irrigation projects -

Special provisions of Interior Department appropriation act for 1932

Sale of surplus power developed under Grand Valley project.-

Cooperative work of Department of Agriculture.

Payment of amount deducted as liquidated damages to Davis, Howe &

Co..

Saturday half holidays.

Wages for laborers and mechanics employed on public buildings.

Contract with Rio Grande project..

Five million dollar advance to reclamation fund.

Foreclosure of liens upon real estate ---

Withdrawal of lands for protection of watershed supplying water to Los

Angeles.-

Special provisions of second deficiency act, fiscal year 1931.

Smith memorial tablet at Elephant Butte Dam.

Moratorium on construction charges for 1931 and 1932.

Special provisions of the Interior Department Appropriation Act for 1933.

Vacation of withdrawals of public lands containing minerals--

Compact between States of Montana and Wyoming regarding waters of

Yellowstone River.

Metropolitan water district of southern California right-of-way for

aqueduct --

Reclassification of lands within Klamath irrigation district-amendment

of adjustment act as amended April 23, 1930-

Columbia River Compact Act extended.'

Reduction of costs on authorized construction (special provision of Econ-

omy Act of June 30, 1932) ---

Special provisions of the Second Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1932.

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Acceptance of relinquishments by Arizona and the city of Tempe, Ariz., to

certain tracts of land beretofore granted..

Conveyance to Fallon, Nev., of lands for use as dumping ground.

Compact between States of Idaho and Wyoming regarding waters of Snake

River.

Public Works-Appropriation for Boulder Dam (special provisions of

Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932).

Special provisions of Interior Department Appropriation Act of 1934.

Moratorium on construction charges for 1932 and 1933..

Special provisions of the Treasury and Post Office Appropriation Act.

Special provisions of Agricultural Department Appropriation Act, fiscal

year 1934..

Special provisions of Second Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1933.

Compensation to Hatch flood sufferers regardless of citizenship

Extracts from Economy Act, 1933, salary reductions -

Exchange of lands on Klamath project-

Special provision of Farm Relief Act.

Special provision of Third Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1933.

Credits on charges paid on land to be conveyed to United States..

Special provisions of National Industrial Recovery Act

Special provisions of Fourth Deficiency Act of 1933..

Patent for desert land entries unable to secure water.

Special provisions of Interior Appropriation Act for 1935.

Conservation of fish and wildlife.

Special provisions Post Office Department Appropriation Act for 1935.

Special provisions Agricultural Department Appropriation Act for 1935.-

Moratorium on construction charges for 1934.

Relief of Wallace Ordway ---

Compensation of labor on public works..

Relief of Government contractors.

Rescinding King Hill irrigation district agreements..

Special provisions of the Deficiency Act, fiscal year 1934.

Extracts from the Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935.

Yellowstone National Park waters and land— Montana and Wyoming

compact amended.

Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934.

Amendment to Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933 permitting irriga-

tion districts to make loans from Reconstruction Finance Corporation..

Amending act of May 25, 1926, with respect to Langell Valley irrigation

district..

Grazing Act, June 28, 1934.

Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935..

Special provisions of Interior Department Appropriation Act for 1936.-

Special provisions of Treasury and Post Office Departments Appropriation

Act for 1936.

Special provisions of Agricultural Department Appropriation Act for

1936.

Extending Rio Grande compact.

Moratorium on construction charges for 1935.

Special provisions of Legislative Branch Appropriation Act for 1936..

Special provision of Second Deficiency Act for 1935, Boulder Dam ap-

propriation -

Investigations on the lower Rio Grande, the lower Colorado and the Tia

Juana rivers.

Amendment to Oil Leasing Act.

Performance and payment bonds on United States contracts.

Extracts from act for control and regulation of public utility holding com-

panies, amendment of Federal Water Power Act.-

Rehabilitation of the Bitter Root irrigation district

Lease of lands administered by American section, International Boundary

Commission.--

Acceptance of bids based on code compliance.

Construction of Rio Grande canalization project

Extract from Rivers and Harbors Act, Parker and Grand Coulee Dams

authorized...

Rate of wages for laborers and mechanics on public buildings..

CONFIRMATION OF WESTERN WATER RIGHTS

Sec. 2339, R. S. [Vested rights to use of water-Right of way for canals—Liability for injury.]

–Whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes have vested and accrued, and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the same; and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals for the purposes herein specified is acknowledged and confirmed; but whenever any person in the construction of any ditch or canal injures or damages the possession of any settler on the public domain the party committing such injury or damage shall be liable to the party injured for such injury or damage.

Textual note. This section and section 2340, Revised Statutes, quoted below, are consolidated and codified as section 661, title 43, United States Code.

NOTES

The foregoing section of the United States Revised Statutes is taken from "An act granting the right of way to ditch and canal owners over public lands, and for other purposes," approved July 26, 1866 (ch. 262, 14 Stat. 251).

The very large number of decisions under this and the following section regarding the doctrine of prior appropriation of the use of public water, not being directly connected with the general operations of the Bureau of Reclamation, references thereto are omitted for the sake of brevity.

Sec. 2340, R. S. [Patents, preemptions, and homesteads subject to vested and accrued water rights. ]--All patents granted or preemptions or homesteads allowed shall be subject to any vested and accrued water rights, or rights to ditches and reservoirs used in connection with such water rights, as may have been acquired under or recognized by the preceding section.

Textual note. This section and section 2339, Revised Statutes, quoted above, are consolidated and codified as section 661, title 43, United States Code.

NOTES

The foregoing section of the United States Revised Statutes is taken from "An act to amend 'An act granting the right of way to ditch and canal owners over the public lands, and for other purposes,'” approved July 9, 1870 (ch. 235 16 Stat. 217).

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