Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 18||Citrous Water Company may construct irrigating ditch through Papago Indian Reservation, Ariz.|
|Chap. 18||Provisos. Indians to receive water free.|
|Chap. 18||Not to be sold, etc.|
|Chap. 18||Commencement and completion.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Citrous Water Company, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of California, and transacting business in the Territory of Arizona, is hereby granted the right of way, one hundred feet in width, across, through, and out of township south five, range west five, Gila and Salt River base and meridian, the said described land being a part of the Papago Indian Reservation in Maricopa County, Arizona, for the sole purpose of constructing a ditch or canal, to be used in conveying water across said reservation for use in irrigating lands and supplying water to owners of land below: Provided, That so long as said reservation shall continue for the use and occupation of said Indians, said Indians shall, free of cost, be supplied with water from said ditch or canal in such quantity and under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and that reasonable compensation only, subject at all times to the control of Congress, shall be charged to those supplied with water for use upon land held under the United States: Provided further, That said right of way herein granted shall not be mortgaged, sold, transferred, or assigned except for the purposes of construction: And provided further, That unless said canal for which this right of way is granted be completed within two years after the approval of this act the provisions of this act shall be null and void.
This act, and all rights acquired under the same, shall be subject at all times to modification, revocation, amendment, or repeal by Congress.
Approved, January 1, 1889.