Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 944||Oklahoma. Use of U S. lands for waters of Grand River Dam project.|
|Sec. 2||Determination of value.|
|Sec. 2||25 U.S.C. § 155.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following-described lands of the United States located in the State of Oklahoma and held for Indian school purposes, to wit: All those parts of the northeast quarter southeast quarter section 20, and the northeast quarter southwest quarter, southeast quarter southwest quarter, southwest quarter southeast quarter, and southeast quarter southeast quarter section 21, township 27 north, range 24 east, Indian meridian, Wyandotte Reserve, in Ottawa County, lying between elevations 750 and 760 feet above mean sea level, may be used perpetually by the United States, and its duly authorized agencies and representatives, to flow thereon and withdraw therefrom the waters of the Pensacola Reservoir of the Grand River Dam project for the purpose of and in connection with controlling floods and the production of hydroelectric power.
The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to determine, in such manner as he may deem appropriate, the reasonable value of such use, including therein all damages to adjacent lands not now subject to flowage rights, together with the improvements and crops thereon, and also the damages caused by the flood of May 1943, and, when so determined, the amount of such compensation and damages shall be deposited in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Seneca Indian School at Wyandotte, Oklahoma, pursuant to the provisions of the Act of May 17, 1926 (44 Stat. 560). The unobligated balance of funds under any allotment heretofore made for the acquisition of additional storage space in the Pensacola Reservoir shall be available to the Secretary of the Interior for payment of such compensation and damages, notwithstanding any time limitations heretofore established by the Congress with respect to the availability of such funds.
Approved, August 9, 1946.