IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
RECLAMATION OF CAREY ACT LANDS
42-2037. Department to prescribe rules — Reports of contractors — Waiver of rules. The department of water resources shall provide suitable rules for the filing of proposals for constructing irrigation works, and for the entry of and payment for the land by settlers, and for the forfeiting of entry by settlers upon failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter. There shall be kept in the office of the department, for public inspection, copies of all maps, plats, contracts for the construction of irrigation works, and of the entries of lands by settlers.
The department shall require from each person, company of persons, association or incorporated company engaged in the construction of irrigation works, under the provisions of this chapter, an annual report, to be submitted to the department on or before November first of each year. This report shall show the number of water rights sold, the number of users of water under said irrigation works, the legal subdivisions of land for which water is to be furnished, the names of the officers of the company, the acreage of land which the said irrigation works are prepared to supply with water, and such other data as the department sees fit to require.
The rules required by this section may be waived in the case of irrigation works being constructed by a person, colony or association of persons to furnish water for land settled upon and being reclaimed by themselves.
[(42-2037) 1895, p. 215, ch. 2, sec. 22; reen. 1899, p. 282, ch. 2, sec. 22; reen. R.C. & C.L., sec. 1631; C.S., sec. 3030; I.C.A., sec. 41-1737.]