If any water-right applicant or entryman shall be one year in arrears in the payment of any charge for operation and maintenance and penalties, or any part thereof, his water-right application, and if he be a homestead entryman his entry also, shall be subject to cancellation, and all payments made by him forfeited to the reclamation fund, but no homestead entry shall be subject to contest because of such arrears.
43 U.S. Code § 496 - Cancellation of entry or water right for nonpayment of operation charge
(Aug. 13, 1914, ch. 247, § 6, 38 Stat. 688.)
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