In addition to the powers conferred on a drainage district under Section 17B-1-103, a drainage district may:
(1) enter upon land for the purpose of examining the land or making a survey;
(2) locate a necessary drainage canal with any necessary branches on land that the
district's board of trustees considers best;
(3) issue bonds as provided in and subject to Chapter 1, Part 11, Local District Bonds,
to carry out the purposes of the district;
(4) after the payment or tender of compensation allowed, go upon land to construct
proposed works, and thereafter enter upon that land to maintain or repair the works;
(5) appropriate water for useful and beneficial purposes;
(6) regulate and control, for the benefit of landholders within the district, all
water developed, appropriated, or owned by the district;
(7) appropriate, use, purchase, develop, sell, and convey water and water rights in
the same manner and for the same use and purposes as a private person;
(8) widen, straighten, deepen, enlarge, or remove any obstruction or rubbish from
any watercourse, whether inside or outside the district; and
(9) if necessary, straighten a watercourse by cutting a new channel upon land not
already containing the watercourse, subject to the landowner receiving compensation
for the land occupied by the new channel and for any damages, as provided under the
law of eminent domain.
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