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Chapter 39
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Chap. 39 Yuma Pumping Irrigation Company granted right of way through Yuma Indian Reservation. Ariz.
    Post, p. 461.
Chap. 39 Location.
Chap. 39 Branch.
Chap. 39 Proviso. Width.
Chap. 39 Secretary of the Interior to approve plats, etc.
Sec. 2 Condition.
Sec. 3 Amendment, etc.

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Chapter 39
    Jan. 20, 1893. | 27 Stat., 420.
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An act granting to the Yuma Pumping Irrigation Company the right of way for two ditches across that part of the Yuma Indian Reservation lying in Arizona.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby granted unto the Yuma Pumping Irrigation Company, incorporated under the laws of Arizona, its successors and assigns, a right of way one hundred feet wide, the center line of which right of way shall commence on the bank of the Colorado River, three hundred feet west of the east line of the Yuma Indian Reservation, in Arizona (formerly the Fort Yuma military reservation); thence running westerly along said bank to the center of the angle of the flume of said company; thence following the center of the ditch of said company to the boundary line of the said reservation. Also, there is hereby granted unto said corporation, its successors and assigns, a right of way two hundred feet wide across said reservation in Arizona, the center line of which shall commence at low water of the Colorado River, one hundred and fifty feet westerly of the east line of the said reservation; thence running in a southerly direction to and crossing the west line of said reservation one hundred and fifty feet, more or less, north of the southwest corner of said reservation: Provided, That for the distance of two hundred and fifty feet from the point of beginning on said river said right of way shall be three hundred feet in width. The plats of the ditches of said company through said reservation shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, and such ditches shall not be so located or the rights of way herein granted so used as to in any manner interfere with any permanent building upon said reservation, except with the express assent of said Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 2

That the rights herein granted are upon the express condition that the grantee or grantees thereof shall, at all times during the continuance thereof, furnish the Indian occupants of the lands situated south of and under either of said ditches, and within said reservation as now bounded, water sufficient for all domestic and agricultural purposes, and purposes of irrigation, on such terms, and under such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 3

That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, but the right to amend or repeal it at any time is hereby reserved to Congress.

Approved, January 20, 1893.

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