The Legislature finds and declares that it is necessary and beneficial to the state
to clear up many heretofore uncertain conditions of water rights which are the result
of a large number of dams and other water impoundment structures which have been constructed
for livestock watering use, including domestic and recreational use which is incidental
to livestock use; that these structures have been constructed, many at the urging
of local, state and federal government, as a matter of practical necessity by the
owners or users of the land on which they exist; that these structures have been
built without clearly defined water rights as a result of the uncertainty of the state
law and the lack of information by the owners as to proper procedures by which to
obtain a water right; and that it is in the interest of the state to clarify the
right to the water impounded by these structures.
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