Annual Report of the Territorial Engineer to the Governor of Wyoming for the Year ...

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Seite 46 - 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 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 for ascertaining the cost thereof, and the prevention of floods...
Seite 46 - 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 lauds made susceptible of irrigation by such reservoirs, ditches or canals...
Seite 7 - This is due to a number of causes, the most important of which are, the character of many of our streams and the contour of the surface along their banks.
Seite 71 - ... either as owner or consumer of water therefrom, in support of or against any claim or claims of priority of appropriation of water made by means of any ditch, canal or reservoir, or by any enlargement or extension thereof, in such district...
Seite 47 - The object sought to be accomplished by the foregoing provision is unmistakable. The water sources and the arid lands that may be irrigated by the system of national irrigation are now reserved, to be hereafter, when redeemed to agriculture, transferred to the people of the Territories in which they are situated for homesteads. The Act of Congress and common justice require that they should be faithfully preserved for these declared purposes. The statute provides that all lands which may hereafter...
Seite 47 - You will therefore immediately cancel all filings made since October 2, 1888, on such sites for reservoirs, ditches, or canals for irrigating purposes, and all lands that may bo susceptible of irrigation by such reservoirs, ditches, or canals, whether made by individuals or corporations, and you will hereafter receive no filings upon any such lands.
Seite 86 - Rights to the use of water shall be limited and restricted to so much thereof as may be necessarily used for irrigation or other beneficial purposes as aforesaid ; irrespective of the carrying capacity of the ditch...
Seite 71 - ... matter by any referee heretofore appointed under the provisions of said act above herein mentioned, and also the arguments of parties or their counsel, and shall ascertain and find from such evidence, as near as may be, the date of the commencement of such ditch, canal or reservoir, together with the original size and carrying capacity thereof as originally constructed, the time of the commencement of each enlargement or extension thereof, if any, with the increased capacity thereby occasioned,...
Seite 57 - The most satisfactory remedy for this state of affairs, and, in my jndgment, the only efficient one, is for Congress to grant to each State of the arid region, or to each Territory upon its becoming a State, all the irrigable lands within its borders held by the General Government, such States to be charged with the supervision of their reclamation and with their disposal to actual settlers.
Seite 47 - ... 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 : Provided, That the President may at any time in his discretion by proclamation open any portion or all of the lands reserved by this provision to settlement under the homestead laws.

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