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|Public Law 85-222||Klamath River Basin Compact. Congressional consent.|
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|Public Law 85-222||25 U. S. C. 564.|
|Public Law 85-222||25 U. S. C. 564m.|
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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 Klamath River Basin Compact between the States of California and Oregon, which compact is as follows:
"Article I Purposes
Article II Definition of Terms
Article III Distribution and Use of Water
Article IV Hydroelectric Power
Article V Interstate Diversion and Storage Rights; Measuring Devices
Article VI Acquisition of Property for Storage and Diversion; in Lieu of Taxes
Article VII Pollution Control
Article VIII Miscellaneous
Article IX Administration
Article X Status of Indian Rights
Article XI Federal Rights
Article XII General Provisions
Article XIII Ratification
Article XIV Termination
"The major purposes of this compact are, with respect to the water resources of the Klamath River Basin:
"A. To facilitate and promote the orderly, integrated, and comprehensive development, use, conservation, and control thereof for various purposes, including, among others: the use of water for domestic purposes; the development of lands by irrigation and other means; the protection and enhancement of fish, wildlife, and recreational resources; the use of water for industrial purposes and hydroelectric power production; and the use and control of water for navigation and flood prevention.
"B. To further intergovernmental cooperation and comity with respect to these resources and programs for their use and development and to remove causes of present and future controversies by providing (1) for equitable distribution and use of water among the two States and the Federal Government, (2) for preferential rights to the use of water after the effective date of this compact for the anticipated ultimate requirements for domestic and irrigation purposes in the Upper Klamath River Basin in Oregon and California, and (3) for prescribed relationships between beneficial uses of water as a practicable means of accomplishing such distribution and use.
"A. Nothing in this compact shall be deemed:
"1. To affect adversely the present rights of any individual Indian, tribe, band or community of Indians to the use of the
waters of the Klamath River Basin for irrigation.
"2. To deprive any individual Indian, tribe, band or community of Indians of any rights, privileges, or immunities afforded under Federal treaty, agreement or statute.
"3. To affect the obligations of the United States of America to the Indians, tribes, bands or communities of Indians, and their reservations.
"4. To alter, amend or repeal any of the provisions of the Act of August 13, 1954, (68 Stat. 718) as it may be amended.
"B. Lands within the Klamath Indian Reservation which are brought under irrigation after the effective date of this compact, whether before or after Section 14 of said Act of August 13, 1954, becomes fully operative, shall be taken into account in determining whether the 200,000 acre limitation provided in paragraph 1 of subdivision C of Article III has been reached.
Nothing in this Act or in the compact shall be construed as:
(a) Affecting the obligations of the United States to the Indians or Indian tribes, bands, or communities of Indians, or any right owned or held by or for the Indians or Indian tribes, bands or communities of Indians, which is subject to control by the United States.
Approved, August 30, 1957.