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Endorsement of House bill 11449 (similar to Senate bill 3511) Congress of the United States : providing for the construction by the federal goverment of the Boulder Canyon Dam and the All-American Canal
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to all the water available for the generation of power at said dam, together with a like proportion of the annual expense of operating and maintaining such dam and incidental works, and interest at the rate of 5 per centum per annum on the unpaid portion of such proportionate part of such cost. Any or all of the installments of such proportionate part of such cost may be paid in advance. The right to use for the generation of electrical power the water so allocated, shall continue after the completion of the payment of such proportionate part of such cost, so long as such political subdivision shall pay annually such proportionate part of such expense of operating and maintaining such dam and incidental works. The said Secretary is authorized on such terms and under such regulations as he may prescribe to make any contracts which may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this section. The title to said dam and incidental works and reservoir site shall forever remain in the United States. Until the completion of said dam and incidental works the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to use any money received under this and the preceding section for the construction of said dam and incidental works. Sec. 6. That the right to develop power from the water in any canal constructed under this Act, at points along such canal, shall belong to the districts, communities, and lands which contribute to the construction costs of such canal and appurtenant structures, in proportion to their contributions: Provided, That so long as any money is owing to the United States on account of the construction of said canals and appurtenant structures, the Secretary of the Interior shall control the disposition of said rights to develop power and the net proceeds from any power development in said canals shall be applied upon such construction charges and covered into the Treasury of the United States, and credited to the various districts, communities, and lands in accordance with their interests in said canals. Sec. 7. That no part of the cost of the construction of said dam or incidental works, or the acquisition of lands or rights of way for said reservoir, or incidental works, shall be charged against any lands to be irrigated therefrom, but the total cost of all irrigation canals and appurtenant structures which may be constructed hereunder shall be charged equitably against such lands, in accordance with the benefits they derive therefrom as may be determined by the Secretary of the Interior. Sec. 8. That the dam and reservoir provided for by section 2 of this Act shall be used, first, for river regulation and flood control; second, for irrigation; and third, for power. Sec. 9. That nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as limiting, diminishing, or in any manner interfering with any vested rights of the States above said reservoir, or of the citizens of said States, to the use, within the Colorado River watershed, of the waters of said Colorado River. Sec. 10. That all lands of the United States

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