IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
APPROPRIATION OF WATER — PERMITS, CERTIFICATES, AND LICENSES — SURVEY
42-237c. Hearing and order. Hearing on the statement and any answer filed by the respondent shall be had in the county for which such local ground water board was appointed. The hearing shall be conducted before the board under reasonable rules and regulations of procedure prescribed by the director of the department of water resources. All parties to the hearing as well as the board itself shall have the right to subpoena witnesses who shall be sworn by the board and testify under oath at the hearing. All parties to the hearing shall be entitled to be heard in person or by attorney. Upon such hearing the board shall have authority to determine the existence and nature of the respective water rights claimed by the parties and whether the use of the junior right affects, contrary to the declared policy of this act, the use of the senior right. If the board finds that the use of any junior right or rights so affect the use of senior rights, it may order the holders of the junior right or rights to cease using their right during such period or periods as the board may determine and may provide such cessation shall be either in whole or in part or under such conditions for the repayment of water to senior right holders as the board may determine. Any person violating such an order made hereunder shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
[42-237c, 1951, ch. 200, sec. 17, as added by 1953, ch. 182, sec. 8, p. 277.]