Report of the Special Committee of the United States Senate on the Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands, Volume 1
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1890
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acres agricultural already amount appropriation ARID LANDS artesian average basin bushels canals carried CHAIRMAN City committee Company constructed cost course covered Creek crops cultivation Dakota deep Director district ditch east engineer estimate expense extent fact fall farm farmers feet flow fruits give Government ground grow Idaho inches increase interest irrigable lands irrigation kind lakes land means miles Missouri Montana mountains natural nearly necessary places plains portion POWELL practicable present produce question rain-fall raise RECLAMATION region reservoirs result River season Senator Senator JONES settlers side Snake River soil spring STATEMENT storage stored streams sufficient supply surface survey taken Territory timber tion United valley whole
Page 151 - For the purpose of investigating the extent to which the arid region of the United States can be redeemed by irrigation, and the segregation of the irrigable lands in such arid region, and for the selection of sites for reservoirs and other hydraulic works necessary for the storage and utilization of water for irrigation and the prevention of floods and overflows...
Page 12 - And all the lands which may hereafter be designated or selected by such United States surveys for sites for reservoirs, ditches or canals for irrigation purposes, and all the lands made susceptible of irrigation by such reservoirs, ditches or canals are from this time henceforth hereby reserved from sale as the property of the United States, and shall not be subject after the passage of this act, to entry, settlement or occupation until further provided by law.
Page 422 - 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 73 - I do not know that I can add very much to what has been said by the other gentlemen.
Page 416 - Priority of appropriation shall give the better right as between those using the water: but 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...
Page 210 - The water of every natural stream not heretofore appropriated within the State of Colorado is hereby declared to be the property of the public ; and the same is dedicated to the use of the people of the State, subject to appropriation as hereinafter provided.
Page 422 - The right to divert and appropriate the unappropriated waters of any natural stream to beneficial uses, shall never be denied.
Page 416 - ... 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 their complete development, or any other use necessary to the complete development of the material resources of the State...
Page 422 - ... 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.