SUBCHAPTER I—BOULDER CANYON PROJECT ACT Sec. 617. Colorado River Basin; protection and development; dam, reservoir, and incidental works; water, water power, and electrical energy; eminent domain. 617a. “Colorado River Dam Fund”. 617b. Authorization of appropriations. 617c. Condition precedent to taking effect of provisions. 617d. Contracts for storage and use of waters for irrigation and domestic purposes; generation and sale of electrical energy. 617e. Uses to be made of dam and reservoir; title in whom; leases, regulations; limitation on authority. 617f. Canals and appurtenant structures; transfer of title; power development. 617g. Colorado River compact as controlling authority in construction and maintenance of dam, reservoir, canals, and other works. 617h. Lands capable of irrigation and reclamation by irrigation works; public entry; preferences. 617i. Modification of existing compact relating to Laguna Dam. 617j. Omitted. 617k. Definitions. 617l. Colorado River compact approval. 617m. Reclamation law applicable. 617n. Projects for irrigation, generation of electric power, and other purposes; investigations and reports. 617o. Officials of ratifying States; authority to act in advisory capacity; access to records. 617p. Claims of United States; priority. 617q. Effect on authority of States to control waters within own borders. 617r. Consent given States to negotiate supplemental compacts for development of Colorado River. 617s. Recognition of rights of Mexico to Colorado River waters. 617t. Short title. 617u. Lease of reserved lands in Boulder City, Nevada; disposition of revenues. 617v. Repealed. SUBCHAPTER II—BOULDER CANYON PROJECT ADJUSTMENT ACT 618. Promulgation of charges for electrical energy. 618a. Receipts from project; disposition. 618a–1. Availability of Colorado River Development Fund for investigation and construction purposes. 618b. Reduction of payments and transfers where revenue is insufficient. 618c. Charges as retroactive; adjustment of accounts. 618d. Readvances from Treasury where Dam Fund is insufficient to meet cost of replacements. 618e. Interest payments; rate. 618f. Repayment of advances for flood control. 618g. Regulations; contracts; modification of allotments of energy. 618h. Termination of existing lease of Hoover Power Plant; lessees as agents of United States; termination of agency. 618i. Effective date. 618j. Effect of refusal to modify existing contracts. 618k. Definitions. 618l. Repealed. 618m. Effect on existing laws and States’ rights. 618n. Wages of employees. 618o. Short title. 618p. Omitted. SUBCHAPTER III—HOOVER DAM CONTRACTS AND FACILITIES 619. Increase in capacity of existing generating equipment at Hoover Powerplant; construction of Colorado River bridge crossing. 619a. Renewal contracts for power. 619b. Reimbursement of funds advanced by non-Federal purchasers; uprating program; repayment requirement; visitor facilities program.
Consolidation of Certain Projects; Effect on This Chapter

Act May 28, 1954, ch. 241, 68 Stat. 143, provided that:
“For the purposes of effecting economies and increased efficiency in the construction, operation, and maintenance thereof and of accounting for the return of reimbursable costs, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to consolidate and administer as a single project to be known as the Parker-Davis project, Arizona-California-Nevada, the projects known as the Parker Dam power project, Arizona-California, and the Davis Dam project, Arizona-Nevada: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter or affect in any way the Boulder Canyon Project Act (45 Stat. 1057) [subchapter I of this chapter], the Boulder Canyon Project Adjustment Act (54 Stat. 774) [subchapter II of this chapter], or the treaty between the United States of America and the United Mexican States, signed at Washington on February 3, 1944, relating to the utilization of the waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande from Fort Quitman, Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico: Provided further, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter or affect in any way any right or obligation of the United States or any other party under contracts heretofore entered into by the United States.
“Sec. 2. Funds heretofore appropriated for the Parker Dam power project, Arizona-California, and the Davis Dam project, Arizona-Nevada, shall be consolidated and shall be and remain available for the purposes for which they were appropriated.”


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