Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 791||California and Nevada. Water compact.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby given to the States of California and Nevada to negotiate and enter into a compact with respect to the distribution and use of the waters of the Truckee, Carson, and Walker Rivers, Lake Tahoe, and the tributaries of such rivers and lake in such States.
Such consent is given upon the following conditions:
(1) A representative of the United States, who shall be appointed by the President of the United States, shall participate in such negotiations and shall make a report to the President and to the Congress of the proceedings and of any compact entered into; and
(2) Such compact shall not be binding or obligatory upon either of such States unless and until it has been ratified by the legislature of each of such States and consented to by the Congress of the United States.
The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.
Approved, August 11, 1955.