Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 270||Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.|
|Chap. 270||Granted certain lands for rights of way, etc., Minerals excepted.|
|Chap. 270||Reserved Indian lands.|
|Chap. 270||Purposes designated.|
|Chap. 270||Construction material.|
|Chap. 270||Right to obtain, conferred.|
|Chap. 270||Descriptive map to be furnished.|
|Chap. 270||Approval, etc.|
|Chap. 270||Payment for Government lands.|
|Chap. 270||Indian lands.|
|Chap. 270||Provisos. Grants in conformity to construction lines, etc.|
|Chap. 270||Lands other than for rights of way.|
|Sec. 2||Lands, or rights of way, designated on maps previously filed.|
|Sec. 2||Date of filing considered date of grant.|
|Sec. 3||National forest lands. Approval of snaps by Secretary of Agriculture.|
|Sec. 3||By Secretary of the Interior.|
|Sec. 19||Subject to prior rights, etc.|
|Sec. 5||Reversion for nonuser.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, subject to the reservation, until their disposition is hereafter expressly directed by law, of all minerals except earth, stone, sand, gravel, and other materials of like character, there is hereby granted to the Metropolitan Water District of South California, a public corporation of the State of California, all lands belonging to the United States, situate in the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino, in the State of California, including trust or restricted Indian allotments in any Indian reservation or ands reserved for any purpose in connection with the Indian Service, which have not been conveyed to any allottee with full power of alienation, which may be necessary as found by the Secretary of the Interior, for any or all of the following purposes: Rights of way; buildings and structures; construction and maintenance camps; dumping grounds; flowage; diverting or storage dams;. pumping plants; power plants; canals, ditches, pipes, an pipe lines; flumes, tunnels, and conduits for conveying water for domestic, irrigation, power and other , useful purposes; poles, towers, and lines for the conveyance and distribution of electrical energy; poles and lines for telephone and telegraph purposes; roads, trails, bridges, tramways, railroads, and other means of locomotion, transmission, or communication; for obtaining stone, earth, gravel, and other materials of like character; or any other necessary purposes of said district, together with the right to take for its own use, free of cost, from any public lands, within such limits as the Secretary of the Interior may determine, stone, earth, gravel, sand, and other materials of like character necessary or useful in the construction, operation, and maintenance of aqueducts, reservoirs, dams, pumping plants, electric plants, and transmission, telephone, and telegraph lines, roads, trails, bridges, tramways, railroads, and other means of locomotion, transmission, and communication, or any other necessary purposes of said district. This grant shall be effective upon (1) the filing by said grantee at any time after the passage of this Act, with the register of the United States local land office in the district where said lands are situated, of a map or maps showing the boundaries, locations, and extent of said lands and of said rights of way for the purposes hereinabove set forth; (2) the approval of such map or maps by the Secretary of the Interior, with such reservations or modifications as he may deem appropriate; (3) the payment of $1.25 per acre for all Government lands conveyed under this Act other than for the right of way for the aqueduct, and (4) for all lands conveyed in Indian reservations or in Indian allotments which have not been conveyed to the allottee with full power of alienation, the district shall pay for the benefit of the Indians such just compensation as may be determined by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That said lands for rights of way shall be along such locations and of such width, not to exceed two hundred and fifty feet, as in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior may be required for the purposes of this Act: And provided further, That said lands for any of said purposes other than for rights of way for the aqueduct may be of such width or extent as may be determined by the Secretary of the Interior as necessary for such purposes.
Whenever the lands or the rights of way are the same as are designated on any map heretofore filed by said district or by the city of Los Angeles in connection with any application for a right of way under any statute of the United States, which said application is still pending, or has been granted, and is unrevoked and has been transferred to and is now owned by said district, then upon the approval by the Secretary of the Interior of any such later map with such modifications and under such conditions as he may deem appropriate the rights hereby granted shall as to such lands or rights of way, become effective as of the date of the filing of said earlier map or maps with the register of the United States local land office.
If any of the lands to which the said district seeks to acquire title under sections 1 and 2 of this Act are in a national forest, the said map or maps shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture so far as national-forest lands are affected; and upon such approval and the subsequent approval by the Secretary of the Interior, title to said lands shall vest in the grantee upon the date of such subsequent approval.
Said grants are to be made subject to the rights of all claimants or persons who shall have filed or made valid claims, locations, or entries on or to said lands, or any part thereof prior to the effective date of any conflicting grant hereunder, unless prior to such effective date proper relinquishments or quitclaims have been procured and caused to be filed in the proper land office.
On the cessation of use of the land granted for the purposes of the grant the estate of the grantee or of its assigns shall terminate and revest in the United States.
Approved, June 18, 1932.