Nevada Water

Sec. § 539.023
Inclusion of state lands in district; Governor may sign petition.


1.

When within a proposed irrigation district there exists one or more tracts of land owned and used by the State of Nevada for state purposes and susceptible of the same mode of irrigation or taking water for irrigation from the same source, system or combined systems as other privately owned lands within the proposed district, the Governor, with the advice of the State Engineer, may sign any petition for the organization of such irrigation district.

2.

Should such irrigation district be thereafter organized in accordance with the provisions of law, such lands so belonging to the State of Nevada shall be subject to the same rights, privileges and obligations as are or may be belonging to or imposed on the privately owned lands within the district, and in this respect and for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this chapter the heads of departments or the commissions or boards having supervision or control of the state institution to which such tracts or units of land are attached, for supervisory purposes, shall include in their report and biennial budget for submission to the Governor and Legislature such items or amounts as may from time to time become an obligation on the lands of the district.
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