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1921 report on the work of the State Water Commission of California covering the period from September 1, 1918 to September 1, 1921.
The State Water Commission, an administrative and quasi-judicial body having supervision over the acquisition and defining of water rights and the use of water from the natural stream channels and lakes of California, was created to carry out the terms of the Water Commission Act of 1913. The act provided for a definite record of water right titles and constituted a code of water law governing the use of surface water and underground water flowing through known and definite channels, based upon rights by appropriation. The third report of the Water Commission noted the increase in work in terms of volume and diversity. More permits and licenses to appropriate water had been issued than in any previous biennial period, and ore adjudications and court references had been before the Commission. Activity in the initiation of water development projects since the close of World War I had been phenomenal. The idea of public supervision of canal diversions from natural streams had also been put into effect. The report also addressed future work of the Commission.
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"1921 Third Biennial Report of the State Water Commission of California" (2016). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 11.