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California Civil Code provisions enacted in 1872 governing appropriation of water in California.
Enacted in 1872, California Civil Code 1410-1422 provided, in part, the right to the use of running water for useful or beneficial purpose, as well as the right to change the place of diversion if others were not injured by the change. In order to appropriate water, a written notice had to be posted in a conspicuous place at the point of intended diversion setting forth the particulars of the diversion. The notice had to be filed with the county recorder within ten days after posting the notice. The works that would divert the water had to begin within 60 days after the notice was posted. Rights to water would cease if claimant had not constructed the diversion works or actually diverted the water. The rights of riparian proprietors were not affected by these provisions
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"1872 - Appropriation of Water in California, Civ. Code, §§ 1410 – 1422." (2017). Water Statutes. 1.