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2012 Statute


82a-2402. Reservoir improvement district act; definitions. As used in this act, unless context otherwise requires:

(a) "Board" means the board of directors of a reservoir improvement district;

(b) "district" means a reservoir district for which organization is proposed or has been organized under the provisions of this act, and amendments thereto;

(c) "eligible water right holder" means any person:

(1) Holding a water right or permit, pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-701 et seq., and amendments thereto, to appropriate water from a reservoir;

(2) with a contract to withdraw and use water pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-1301 et seq., and amendments thereto; or

(3) with a water appropriation right in a water assurance district pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-1330 et seq., and amendments thereto;

(d) "general plan" means a preliminary engineering report describing the characteristics of the reservoir, the nature and methods of dealing with the bed and water problems in the reservoir or the reservoir watershed and the projects proposed to be undertaken by the district. It shall include maps, descriptions and any other data as may be necessary for the location, identification and establishment of the character of the work to be undertaken and any other data and information as the director of the Kansas water office may require;

(e) "person" means any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation;

(f) "specific project" means any project outlined and proposed by the board of directors and may constitute all or part of the general plan;

(g) "steering committee" means the group of eligible water right holders, not less than the number to be chosen for the board of directors, who shall serve as the governing body of the proposed reservoir improvement district until the first board of directors is elected;

(h) "water right" shall have the meaning provided in K.S.A. 82a-701, and amendments thereto; and

(i) "watershed" means all the area within the state draining toward a selected point on a reservoir.

History: L. 2012, ch. 97, § 2; July 1.