Water Supply Paper

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1915 - Irrigation
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Page 166 - That 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...
Page 18 - Second-feet per square mile" is the average number of cubic feet of water flowing per second from each square mile of area drained, on the assumption that the run-off is distributed uniformly both as regards time and area. "Run-off in inches...
Page 76 - ... when the waters of any natural stream are not .sufficient for the service of all those desiring the use of the same, those using the water for domestic purposes shall have the preference over those claiming for any other purpose, and those using the water for agricultural purposes shall have preference over those using the same for manufacturing purposes.
Page 20 - ... 1 inch deep on 1 square mile equals 0.0737 second-foot per year. 1 foot equals 0.3048 meter. 1 mile equals 1.60935 kilometers. 1 mile equals 5,280 feet. 1 acre equals 0.4047 hectare. 1 acre equals 43,560 square feet. 1 acre equals 209 feet square, nearly. 1 square mile equals 2.59 square kilometers. 1 cubic foot equals 0.0283 cubic meter. 1 cubic foot of water weighs 62.5 pounds. 1 cubic meter per minute equals 0.5886 second-foot. 1 horsepower equals 550 foot-pounds per second. 1 horsepower equals...
Page 166 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Interior be, and hereby is, authorized and empowered, under general regulations to be fixed by him...
Page 21 - Maximum" gives the mean flow, as determined from the rating table, for the day when the mean gage height was highest. As the gage height is the assumed mean for the day, it does not indicate correctly the stage when the water surface was at crest height and the corresponding discharge was consequently larger than given in the maximum column. Likewise, in the column headed...
Page 199 - No. • that he is the of , the corporation described in and which executed the foregoing instrument; that he knows the seal of said corporation; that the seal affixed to said instrument is such corporate seal; that it was so...
Page 180 - ... or the supplying of water for domestic, public, or any other beneficial uses to the extent of the ground occupied by such canals, ditches, flumes, tunnels, reservoirs, or other water conduits or water plants, or electrical or other works permitted hereunder, and not to exceed fifty feet on each side of the marginal limits thereof, or not to exceed fifty feet on each side of the center line of such pipes and pipe...
Page 182 - Indian, or other reservation only upon the approval of the chief officer of the Department under whose supervision such park or reservation falls and upon a finding by him that the same is not incompatible with the public interest...
Page 166 - ... 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.

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