Columbia River and Its Tributaries: Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, House of Representatives, 78th Congress, 1st Session, Under H. Res. 262--pt. 1-5, Aug. 26-28, 1943-Sept. 13, 1944, Part 3

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Page 617 - Private roads may be opened in. the manner to be prescribed by law ; but in every case the necessity of the road and the amount of all damage to be sustained by the opening thereof shall be first determined by a jury of freeholders, and such amount, together with the expenses of the proceeding, shall be paid by the person to be benefited.
Page 615 - The use of all water now appropriated, or that may hereafter be appropriated, for sale, rental, or distribution, is hereby declared to be a public use, and subject to the regulation and control of the State, in the manner to be prescribed by law...
Page 615 - The credit of the State shall not, in any manner, be given or loaned to, or in aid of, any individual, association or corporation.
Page 752 - I do not see how you can bring back the parity price simply by taking money out of one pocket and putting it into the other.
Page 616 - Water being essential to industrial prosperity, of limited amount and easy of diversion from its natural channels, its control must be in the State, which, in providing for its use, shall equally guard all the various interests involved.
Page 620 - He is the sole official organ of communication between the Government of this State and the Government of any other State or of the United States; 5.
Page 615 - The right to divert the unappropriated waters of any natural stream to beneficial uses shall never be denied. Priority of appropriation shall give the better right as between those using the water for the same purpose...
Page 615 - The necessary use of lands for the construction of reservoirs or storage basins, for the purposes of irrigation, or for rights of way for the construction of canals, ditches, flumes or pipes, to convey water to the place of use for any useful, beneficial, or necessary purpose, or for drainage ; or for the drainage of mines, or the working thereof by means of roads, railroads, tramways, cuts, tunnels, shafts, hoisting works, dumps, or other necessary means to...
Page 618 - There shall be constituted a board of control, to be composed of the State engineer and superintendents of the water divisions, which shall, under such regulations as may be prescribed by law, have the supervision of the waters of the State and of their appropriation, distribution, and diversion and of the various officers connected therewith. Its decisions to be subject to review by the courts of the State.
Page 616 - ... shall not thereafter without his consent, be deprived of the annual use of the same, when needed for domestic purposes, or to irrigate the land so settled upon or improved, upon payment therefor, and compliance with such equitable terms and conditions as to the quantity used and times of use, as may be prescribed by law.

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