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Chapter 120
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Chap. 120 Colorado River Irrigation Company granted right of way through Yuma Indian Reservation, Cal.
    Ante, p. 460.
    Post, p. 545.
Chap. 120 Secretary of the Interior to approve plats, etc.
Sec. 2 Conditions.
Sec. 3 Amendment, etc.

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Chapter 120
    Feb. 15, 1893. | 27 Stat., 456.
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An act granting right of way to the Colorado River Irrigation Company through the Yuma Indian Reservation in California.

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 Colorado River Irrigation Company, incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado, its successors and assigns, a right of way for an irrigating canal through the Yuma Indian Reservation in California to the extent of the ground occupied by the water of the canal and its adits and laterals, and fifty feet on each side of the marginal limits thereof, beginning at a point near where the northeast boundary line of the said reservation joins the Colorado River and running thence south and west through the said reservation to and beyond the limits thereof. 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 be so located, or the rights of way herein granted so used, as to not in any way interfere with any permanent buildings upon said reservation, except with the express consent of the 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 land situated on the lower side of the canal with 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, February 15, 1893.

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