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A CHRONOLOGICAL COMPILATION OF
THE PUBLIC STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES
RELATING TO THE FEDERAL IRRIGATION OF ARID LANDS;
WITH NOTES OF DECISIONS OF THE COURTS, THE
COMPTROLLER, THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL,
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE DEPART-
MENT OF THE INTERIOR, AND THE

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

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MARCH, 1927

EDITION OF 1920 REVISED AND ENLARGED BY GLENNA F. SINCLAIR
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF P. W. DENT, ASSISTANT TO THE

COMMISSIONER, BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

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Confirmation of western water rights_

Irrigation surveys of the arid region.-

Restoration of withdrawn lands—Reservation for ditches.

Reservoir sites and rights of way-

The reclamation act--

Reclamation of Indian lands in Yuma, Colorado River, and Pyramid

Lake Indian Reservations----

Crow Indian irrigable lands subjected to reclamation law-

Investigation of waters of Lower Colorado River..

Use of construction materials from public lands and forests.--

Changing levels of lakes in Oregon and California..

Construction of Rio Grande Dam.-

Disposal of proceeds of sales of property and refunds of money.

Dams across Yellowstone River, Mont---

Yakima Indian irrigable lands subjected to reclamation law--

Colville Indian irrigable lands subjected to reclamation law..

Town sites and power development-

Disposition of lands in abandoned Fort Shaw Military Reservation.

Extension of reclamation act to Texas.-

Sale of Indian allotted lands in Federal irrigation projects--

Farm units, town sites, and desert-land entries..

Treaty with Mexico regarding the Rio Grande..

Employment of Indian labor, hiring of Indian property, conveyance of

Indian lands, and irrigation in Pima Indian Reservation..

Appropriation for irrigation dam across the Rio Grande

Irrigation of Indian lands_

Books and periodicals for the Reclamation Service (Bureau of Reclama-

tion)-Assignment of pay by field employees---

Compensation of commissions, boards, etc--

Cooperative work of Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of

Agriculture_

Uintah Indian lands for Strawberry Valley project--

Treaty with Great Britain regarding St. Mary and Milk Rivers, Mont---

Reappraisement of unsold town lots..

New Mexico and Arizona enabling act--

Coal lands may be withdrawn under reclamation act_

Assignment of reclamation homestead entries..

Advances to the reclamation fund-

Withdrawal of public lands by the President..

Reservation of lands in Indian reservations for power and irrigation

purposes

Leave of absence to homesteaders---

Sale of lands acquired under the reclamation act_

Withdrawal of public notices.-

Relinquishment of second-form lands---

Disposition of surplus waters and cooperation in irrigation work.

Lease of surplus electric power--

Relief of certain reclamation homestead entrymen when water is not

available.

Assignment of desert-land entries_.

Patents and water-right certificates—Liens reserved-Limit of land hold-

ings—Fiscal agents—Jurisdiction of United States courts--

Grant of land for school purposes in Shoshone irrigation project----

Patents and water-right certificates for desert-land entrymen on reclama-

tion projects------

Settlement of water rights of Yakima Indians..

Reclamation extension act..

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Reservations for parks and community centers...

Special provisions of sundry civil appropriation act for 1916_

Lieu farm units in cases of nonirrigability-

Amendment of act relating to assignment of reclamation homestead

entries.-

Water rights for Salt River Indians.

Use of project refunds---

Exchange with Santa Fe Railway Co. of water from Elephant Butte

Reservoir for right of way.

Acceptance of extension act_

Sale of Boise & Arrowrock Railroad..

Public lands in irrigation districts--

Certain settlers under Yuma project given right to make entry-

Compensation of Government employees--

Sale of town-site lands at Newell, S. Dak.

Auxiliary reclamation project at Yuma..

Patents and final water-right certificates-

Sale of lands in Milk River project to Great Northern Railway Co------

Compensation of Government employees from more than one source

prohibited --

Special provisions of sundry civil appropriation act for 1918_

Suspension of residence requirements during World War.-

Receipts from potassium deposits to be paid into reclamation fund..

Drainage on Rio Grande project--

Soldiers and sailors' civil relief act----

Special provisions of sundry civil appropriation act for 1919.

Lands for reservoir sites in Sun River and in Milk River irrigation

projects.

Grant of lands in Sun River irrigation project for school purposes----

Leave of absence for certain entrymen in Castle Peak irrigation project

in Utah.

Receipts from lease of withdrawn or reserved lands to be covered into

reclamation fund..

Conveyance of public lands in Federal irrigation projects for school

purposes---

Sale of land in Minidoka project for railroad purposes..

Special patent authorized-Appropriation to reclamation fund_-

Preference rights to soldiers..

Oil leasing act--

Sale of water for miscellaneous purposes.

Investigation of irrigation possibilities in Imperial Valley, Calif.-

Sale of improved public lands no longer needed for Federal irrigation

purposes---

Restoration of public lands around Little Klamath Lake in Oregon and

California. -

Special provisions of sundry civil appropriation act for 1921.

Removal of Garden City project liens_-

Federal water power act--

Rights of way on the public domain.

Final proof by ex-service entrymen..

Date of termination of World War..

Appropriations for American Falls Reservoir, Minidoka project, Idaho,

and Riverton project, Wyoming—Contributed funds---

Water for delinquent applicants----

Preference right of ex-service men at North Platte project opening---

Exchange of lands on North Platte project.

Congress consents to agreement between States respecting waters of

Colorado River.--

Extension of period of preference right of homestead entry given dis-

charged soldiers, sailors, and marines---

Relief to water users on Federal irrigation projects.

Patents to disabled soldier entrymen.---

Irrigation districts and farm loans on Federal irrigation projects--

Appropriations for Baker project, Oregon--

Sale of electric power on Salt River project.

Irrigation investigation in Nebraska ---

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Columbia River compact act extended--

School land grant, Sun River project, Montana.

Special provisions of the Interior Department appropriation act for 1927--

Patent for land in town site of Heyburn, Idaho--

The omnibus adjustment act--

Cancellation of water-right charges and release of liens on Buford-

Trenton and Williston projects, North Dakota.

Appointment of Commissioner of Reclamation -

Repayment of excess amounts paid for lots in Bowdoin, Mont--

Red Bluff Federal irrigation project--

Drainage for Indian lands on Newlands irrigation project.

Credits for construction charges on Yuma project---

Consulting engineers for irrigation dams----

Special provisions of second deficiency act, fiscal years 1926 and 1927----

Withdrawal and reservation of tracts for parks, playgrounds, and com-

munity centers_

Examination of swamp and overflow lands in Mississippi..

Pan-Pacific conference at Honolulu, Hawaii..

Special provisions of the Interior Department appropriation act for 1928_-

Yuma project, Colorado River levee system.--

Heads of departments authorized to discontinue printing annual reports--

Compensation to citizens near Hatch, N. Mex., for flood damages--

Compacts between States of South Dakota and Wyoming-

Pan-Pacific Conference appropriation---

Investigations on the Rio Grande and Lower Colorado River..

Columbia River compact acts extended--

Federal Power Commission licenses affecting Colorado River.

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