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1 April 1973 prices, plus or minus such amounts as may be 2 justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in costs involved 3 therein, and such sums as may be required to operate and

4 maintain such works. There is further authorized to be ap

5 propriated such sums as may

be
necessary to pay

pay condemna6 tion awards in excess of appraised values and to cover costs 7 required in connection with the Uniform Relocation Assist8 ance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970

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(a) all terms that are defined in the Colorado River Compact shall have the meanings therein defined;

(b) "Colorado River Basin States” means the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

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930 CONGRESS

2D SESSION

H. R. 12834

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FEBRUARY 14, 1974 Mr. HALEY (by request) introduced the following bill; which was referred to

the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

A BILL To authorize the measures necessary to carry out the provisions

of minute numbered 242 of the International Boundary and Water Commission, concluded pursuant to the Water Treaty of 1944 with Mexico (TIAS 994), entitled “Permanent and Definuitive Solution to the International Problem of the

Salinity of the Colorado River.” Whereas minute numbered 242 has been concluded under the

authority of the Water Treaty of 1944; and Whereas the United States Section, International Boundary and

Water Commission, is the United States agency designated in the Water Treaty of 1944 to undertake the works necessary on the part of the United States to implement the treaty, or other agreements in force between the two governments dealing with boundaries and boundary waters; and

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Whereas the measures necessary to implement minute numbered

242 include a desalting complex that extends on both sides of the boundary between the United States and Mexico in

addition to works located wholly within the United States. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 That the Secretary of State is authorized, through the Com

4 missioner of the United States Section, International Boun

5 dary and Water Commission, who shall consult with the Sec

6 retary of the Interior and may delegate such authority to 7 the Secretaries of Agriculture, the Army, and the Interior,

8 and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection

9 Agency, to:

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(a) Construct, operate, and maintain a desalting complex, including a desalting plant within the boun

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daries of the United States and a bypass drain for the

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discharge of the reject stream from the plant and other Wellton-Mohawk drain water to the Santa Clara Slough in Mexico, with the part in Mexico to be constructed by the appropriate agencies of the Government of Mexico with funds transferred through the Commission.

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(b) Accelerate cooperative management programs with the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage Dis

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trict for the purpose of reducing saline drainage flows by improving irrigation efficiency. The district shall

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for its share of the costs of such cooperative programs.

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(c) Acquire to the cxtent determined by him to

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be necessary, lands or interest in lands within the Well

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ton-Mohawk division, Gila project, to reduce the sev

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enty-five thousand irrigable acres authorized by the Act

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of July 30, 1947 (61 Stat. 628), known as the Gila

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River Reauthorization Act, and to dispose of or use

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such lands or interests therein on terms consistent with

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the objective of this Act. The initial reduction in irrigable acreage shall be limited to approximately ten thou

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sand acres: Provided, That additional acreage may be

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acquired, as may be deemed appropriate for the pur

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pose of meeting the obligations of minute numbered 242.

(d) Assist water users in the Wellton-Mohawk Ir

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rigation and Drainage District in installing onfarm sys

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tems, as a means of reducing salinc drainage flows through improved irrigation efficiencies.

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(e) In consideration of the purchase of irrigable lands and the associated increased cost of operation and

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maintenance of the irrigation system of the WelltonMohawk Irrigation and Drainage District, appropriately reduce repayment obligations of the district to the United

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States under existing contracts.

(f) Contract with the Coachella Valley County Water Distriot to provide for reimbursement by the United States for its use of the water saved through

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the rehabilitation and betterment of the Coachella Canal

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as a temporary source of water for meeting the obliga

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(g) In consideration of capacity to be relinquished

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in the All-American and Coachella Canals as a result

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of the rehabilitation and betterment of the Coachella

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Canal, appropriately reduce repayment obligations of the Imperial Irrigation District to the United States

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under existing contracts.

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(h) For purposes of the rehabilitation and better

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ment of the Coachella Canal, acquire to the extent de

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termined by him to be necessary lands or interest in lands within the Imperial Irrigation District on the

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East Imperial Mesa which receive, or which have been

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granted rights to receive, water from Imperial Irriga

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tion District's capacity in the Coachella Canal and to

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dispose of or use such lands or interests therein on terms

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consistent with the obligations of minute numbered 242. The costs associated with acquiring such lands or inter

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ests in such lands shall be included in the total cost of

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the rehabilitation and betterment of the Coachella

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Canal.

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(i) Acquire on behalf of the United States such

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lands or interest in lands in the Painted Rock Reservoir

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