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Sec. 2. (a) The unregulated flow of the rivers and water of Indiana results in periods of destructive floods upsetting the orderly processes of industry, agriculture, commerce, and life in general and causing loss of life and property. The unregulated flow results in periods of inadequate water flow during which municipal, industrial, and agricultural water supplies are made inadequate and the propagation of fish and wildlife is adversely affected.
(b) This unregulated flow is a menace to the general welfare and economy of the people of Indiana. The regulation of the flow of the rivers and water of Indiana is a proper activity of the state, independently or in cooperation with the United States, an agency of the United States, or a political subdivision of the state.
(c) The state should improve or participate in the improvement of the rivers and water of Indiana to regulate the flood and low water flow of the rivers and water and so that the lives and general welfare of the people of Indiana are protected and enhanced.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 14. Natural and Cultural Resources § 14-26-1-2 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-14-natural-and-cultural-resources/in-code-sect-14-26-1-2/
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