2010 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 45 - Waters

Chapter 1 ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1 Department of Water Resources
45-101 Definitions
45-102 Department of water resources; director; appointment; qualifications; compensation
45-103 Scope of authority and responsibility of department and director
45-104 Department organization; deputy directors; employees; legal counsel; branch offices; consultants
45-105 Powers and duties of director
45-106 Limitation of powers
45-107 Cooperation with the secretary of the interior of the United States
45-107.01 Waiver of rights to return flow credits
45-108; Version 2 Evaluation of subdivision water supply; definition
45-108 Evaluation of subdivision water supply; definition
45-108.01; Version 2 Application for water report or designation of adequate water supply; notice; objections; hearing; appeals
45-108.01 Application for water report or designation of adequate water supply; notice; objections; hearing; appeals
45-108.02; Version 2 Exemption from adequate water supply requirements for city, town or county based on substantial capital investment; application; criteria; expiration
45-108.02 Exemption from adequate water supply requirements for city, town or county based on substantial capital investment; application; criteria; expiration
45-108.03; Version 2 Exemption from adequate water supply requirements for city, town or county based on an adequate water supply within twenty years; criteria; application
45-108.03 Exemption from adequate water supply requirements for city, town or county based on an adequate water supply within twenty years; criteria; application
45-108.04; Version 2 Definition of adequate water supply; upper San Pedro water district
45-108.04 Definition of adequate water supply; upper San Pedro water district
45-108.05 Water supply definitions
45-108.06 Water provider water supply information; definitions
45-109 Division of state into water districts; district water superintendent
45-110 Duties of superintendent; injunctive relief of injured water user
45-111 Annual report by director
45-112 Violations; classification; enforcement
45-113 Fees; refunds
45-114 Administrative proceedings; rehearing or review; judicial review
45-115 Production and copying fund; use; account; nonreversion
45-116 Publication and mailing fund; use; account; nonreversion
45-117 Water resources fund; purpose; monies held in trust
Article 3 Bodies of Water
45-131 Definitions
45-132 Filling large bodies of water for landscape, scenic or recreational purposes prohibited; exceptions; preemption
45-133 Permit for interim water use; application; fee; surcharge on use of groundwater
45-134 Temporary emergency permit for use of surface water or groundwater in body of water
45-135 Inspections; investigations
45-136 Cease and desist order; temporary cease and desist order; hearings; injunctive relief
45-137 Civil penalties
45-138 Burden of proof
45-139 Violation; classification
45-139.01 Notice of source of water used to fill or refill body of water
45-139.02 Effect on legal status of effluent
Article 4 Public Nature and Use of Surface Water
45-141 Public nature of waters of the state; beneficial use; reversion to state; actions not constituting abandonment or forfeiture
Article 5 Appropriation of Water
45-151 Right of appropriation; permitted uses; water rights in stockponds; federal lands
45-152 Application for permit to appropriate water
45-153 Criteria for approval or rejection of applications; restrictions on approval
45-154 Correction of defective application
45-155 Requiring additional information on application
45-156 Legislative authorization for appropriation of water to generate power; change in use
45-157 Relative value of uses
45-158 Effect of approval or rejection of application
45-159 Conditions of acceptance of permit
45-160 Limitation on time of completion of construction; exception
45-161 Applications for reservoir permits; secondary permits for water
45-162 Certificate of water right; time limitation on use of water for power purposes
45-163 Assignments
45-164 Registry; reporting
45-165 Application for interstate operations
45-166 Approval for appropriation of waters for generating electric energy
Article 6 Rights to Water
45-171 Effect of chapter on vested water rights
45-172 Transfer of water rights; application; limitations; required consent
45-173 Use of natural waterway to carry water of another or for other water projects; dispute over division of waters
45-174 Using bed of stream as carrier of reservoir waters
45-175 Chronological preference to water in times of scarcity
45-176 Transfer of water rights; water rights settlement; limitation; required consent
Article 7 Water Rights Registration
45-181 Definitions
45-182 Claim of right to withdraw, divert or use public waters; exception; administration by director of water resources
45-183 Contents of statement of claim; filing procedure; fee
45-184 Waiver and relinquishment of water right
45-185 Filing of claim not deemed adjudication of right; presumption; exemption
45-186 Water rights claims registry
45-187 No rights acquired by adverse use or adverse possession
45-188 Future rights acquired through appropriation; rights within service area of agricultural or municipal provider
45-189 Reversion of rights due to nonuse; notice; hearing; order; exception
45-190 Overstating claim; classification
Article 8 Reservoirs and Canals
45-201 Construction of canals; eminent domain
45-202 Opening fence without consent of owner; damages
45-203 Head gates; measuring devices required on canals and reservoirs
45-204 Prohibition on canal owner to contract to carry water in excess of capacity of canal
45-205 Failure of owner to clean canals and make repairs; lien for work done; release of lien; liability
45-206 Widening and extending lateral ditches; definition
Article 9 General Adjudication of Water Rights
45-251 Definitions
45-252 General adjudication; representation; superior court; assignment to judge; petition
45-253 Service of summons; statement of claimant form; record
45-254 Statement of claimant; filing; information to be included; verification; failure to file; fees
45-255 Appointment of master; compensation
45-256 Technical assistance of director; report
45-257 Hearings; report of master; final judgment by court; administration and enforcement of decree
45-258 Summary adjudication of de minimis water uses
45-259 Rules governing general adjudications
45-260 General adjudication fund
45-261 Presumption in favor of prior filings and decrees
45-262 Settlement of Indian claims; effect
45-263 State law applicable; public trust inapplicable
45-264 Joint legislative adjudication monitoring committee
Article 10 Registration of Stockponds
45-271 Definition of stockpond
45-272 Water rights in stockponds; priority
45-273 Claim of water right; penalty; fee
45-274 Notice of claims; protest; grounds; contents
45-275 Investigation, hearing and certification of claims
45-276 Statement of continuing use; revocation of certification
Article 11 Exportation of Water From This State
45-291 Definition of person
45-292 Approval required to transport water out of state; application; fee; criteria; hearing
45-293 Compliance monitoring, reports and notices; jurisdiction
45-294 Limited nonapplicability
Article 12 Water Conservation Plumbing Requirements
45-311 Definitions
45-312 Prohibited plumbing fixtures; residential construction
45-313 Prohibited plumbing fixtures; commercial, industrial and public construction
45-313.01 Water free urinals; state buildings
45-314 Labeling fixtures; violation
45-315 Waiver of requirements; unavailability; health or safety requirements
45-316 Violation; civil penalties
45-317 Inspections
45-318 Cease and desist order; hearing; injunctive relief
45-319 Exception; preemption
45-320 Rules
Article 13 Colorado River Water Use Fee
45-331 Definitions
45-332 Cooperation in lower Colorado river multispecies conservation program
45-333 Colorado river water use fee; purpose
45-334 Setting Colorado river water use fee
45-335 Payment of fee; penalty for delinquency
Article 14 Community Water System Planning and Reporting Requirements
45-341 Definitions
45-342 System water plan; components; exceptions
45-343 Records and annual report of water use; penalty
Chapter 2 GROUNDWATER CODE
Article 1 Administration
45-401 Declaration of policy
45-402 Definitions
45-403 Designation of groundwater basins and sub-basins; hearing
45-404 Findings on hearing; maps; order for boundaries of groundwater basin; review and modification of boundaries
45-405 Judicial review of decisions of the director; assignment of actions for judicial review
45-406 Designation of judges; publication of designated judges
45-407 Stay of director's decision; precedence of actions for judicial review; review by the court of appeals
Article 2 Active Management Areas
45-411 Initial active management areas; maps
45-411.01 Exemptions from irrigation water duties, conservation requirements for distribution of groundwater and portions of groundwater withdrawal fee for portions of Phoenix active management area; fee; review
45-411.02 Modification of boundaries of Tucson active management area; map
45-411.03 Santa Cruz active management area; map
45-411.04 Declaration of policy and intent; Santa Cruz active management area
45-412 Subsequent active management areas; criteria; review of groundwater basins not subject to active management
45-413 Hearing on designation of subsequent active management areas and boundaries; notice; procedures
45-414 Findings upon hearing; order for active management area; publication
45-415 Local initiation for active management area; procedures
45-416 Limitation on number of irrigated acres
45-417 Review and modification of boundaries of subsequent active management area
45-418 Area director; appointment; term; qualifications; compensation
45-419 Duties of area director
45-420 Groundwater users advisory councils; appointment; representation of water users; term; compensation
45-421 Administrative duties of the groundwater users advisory councils
Article 3 Irrigation Non-Expansion Areas
45-431 Initial irrigation non-expansion areas
45-432 Subsequent irrigation non-expansion areas; designation; review
45-433 Local initiation for designation; procedures
45-434 Limitation on number of irrigated acres
45-435 Hearing on designation of subsequent irrigation non-expansion areas and boundaries; notice; procedures
45-436 Findings upon hearing; order for irrigation non-expansion area; publication
45-437 Irrigated acreage; water measuring device; annual report of groundwater pumping; penalty; transportation; exemption
45-437.01 Substitution of irrigated acreage in an irrigation district; central Arizona project water
45-437.02 Flood damaged acres; substitution of acres; definitions
45-437.03 Impediments to efficient irrigation; substitution of acres; definitions
45-438 Review and modification of boundaries of irrigation non-expansion areas
45-439 Conversion from irrigation non-expansion area to active management area; director; local initiation; procedures
45-440 Subsequent irrigation non-expansion area; limitation on use of groundwater
Article 4 Groundwater Rights and Uses in General
45-451 Groundwater rights and uses in active management areas
45-452 No new irrigated acreage in active management areas; central Arizona project water; exemption
45-453 Groundwater rights and uses in areas outside active management areas; amounts; transportation; irrigation non-expansion areas
45-454 Exemption of small non-irrigation wells; definitions
45-454.01 Exemption of superfund remedial action activities; use requirements; definition
45-455 Application to state lands
Article 5 Grandfathered Groundwater Rights in Active Management Areas
45-461 Definitions
45-462 Grandfathered groundwater rights; persons included; certificate of exemption amount is legal use
45-463 Type 1 non-irrigation grandfathered right associated with retired irrigated land; appurtenancy; ownership
45-464 Type 2 non-irrigation grandfathered right not associated with retired irrigated land; determination of amount; definition; ownership
45-465 Irrigation grandfathered right; determination of acres entitled to and amount; appurtenancy
45-465.01 Flood damaged acres; substitution of acres; definition
45-465.02 Impediments to efficient irrigation; substitution of acres; definitions
45-465.03 Right to use groundwater for domestic and stockwatering purposes incidental to irrigation grandfathered right; definitions
45-466 Limitations on use of irrigation water duty; deliveries of water in excess of irrigation water duty
45-467 Withdrawals in excess of irrigation grandfathered right; withdrawals less than irrigation grandfathered right; flexibility account; conveyances; variance; exemption
45-468 Accounting of water by persons delivering a combination of surface water and groundwater for irrigation uses
45-469 Right to retire irrigation grandfathered right for non‑irrigation use; development plan approval; amendment of plan; approval of plan prior to retirement; amount withdrawn; service area determined; restoration of retired irrigation grandfathered right
45-470 Use of type 1 non-irrigation grandfathered right by original owner; definition
45-471 Use of type 2 non-irrigation grandfathered right by owner
45-472 Conveyance of irrigation grandfathered right; within service area; outside service area; change to non‑irrigation grandfathered right; forfeiture of right to convey to non‑irrigation use; definition
45-473 Conveyance of type 1 non-irrigation grandfathered right; use by new owner; appurtenancy; within service area; outside service area; definition
45-473.01 Conditions on using groundwater withdrawn pursuant to rights acquired under sections 45-472 and 45-473
45-474 Conveyance of type 2 non-irrigation grandfathered right; amount
45-475 Determination of exterior boundaries of service area for purposes of conveyances
45-476 Application for certificate of grandfathered right
45-476.01 Late applications for certificates of grandfathered rights; definition
45-477 Right to withdraw, receive or use groundwater in an initial active management area
45-477.01 Waiver and relinquishment of grandfathered rights in a subsequent active management area
45-478 Notice of requirement to apply for certificate of grandfathered right
45-479 Registry of applications; written objections; request for hearing
45-480 Review of applications; investigations; hearings; final determination; judicial review
45-481 Issuance of certificates; contents; recordation
45-482 Registry of certificates of grandfathered right; reporting; definition
45-483 Designation of protected farmland; notice; revocation of designation; irrigation water duty; assured water supply credit for extinguishment of irrigation grandfathered right prohibited
Article 6 Groundwater Rights and Uses Within Service Areas
45-491 Scope of article
45-492 Withdrawals by cities, towns and private water companies within service areas; contract to supply groundwater
45-493 Limitations on extensions of service areas; prohibition on formation of private water company for irrigation purpose; prohibition on service without payment of tax
45-494 Withdrawals by irrigation districts in initial active management areas
45-494.01 Addition and exclusion of area by irrigation districts in initial active management areas
45-495 Withdrawals and transportations by irrigation districts within subsequent active management areas
45-496 Applicability of general transportation provisions and conservation requirements
45-497 Withdrawal of groundwater by irrigation districts for municipal or industrial purposes
45-498 Maps of service areas
Article 7 Groundwater Withdrawal Permits
45-511 Definitions
45-512 Categories of groundwater withdrawal permits
45-513 Dewatering permit; definition; priorities for use of groundwater; conditions on director; duration of permit
45-514 Mineral extraction and metallurgical processing permit; conditions for issuance; duration of permit
45-515 General industrial use permits; conditions for issuance; duration of permit
45-516 Poor quality groundwater withdrawal permit; conditions for issuance; duration of permit
45-517 Temporary permit for electrical energy generation; conditions for issuance
45-518 Temporary dewatering permit; extensions; emergency temporary dewatering permit; conditions for issuance
45-519 Drainage water withdrawal permit; conditions for issuance
45-519.01 Hydrologic testing permits; conditions for issuance
45-520 Point of withdrawal; location of use; conveyance
45-521 Permit application form; filing; contents
45-522 Correction of application
45-523 Notice; objections; hearing
45-524 Approval or rejection of permit application
45-525 Registry of permits; reporting
45-526 Appeals
45-527 Modification of permit
45-528 Revocation of permits
Article 8 Transportation of Groundwater
45-541 Transportation within a sub-basin
45-542 Transportation between sub-basins or away from an active management area; irrigation grandfathered right; type 1 non-irrigation grandfathered right
45-543 Transportation between sub-basins or away from an active management area; damages; non-irrigation grandfathered right not associated with retired irrigated land; service area withdrawals; permit; exempt well
45-544 Transportation in areas not subject to active management; damages; upper San Pedro water district; Little Colorado river plateau, Parker and Coconino plateau groundwater basins; definitions
45-545 Damage rules applicable to all transportations of groundwater
45-546 Weed and dust control
45-547 Transportation of groundwater withdrawn in the Yuma basin; permit
Article 8.1 Withdrawals of Groundwater for Transportation to Active Management Area
45-551 Application of article; limitation on transportation to active management areas; definition
45-552 Transportation of groundwater withdrawn in McMullen valley basin to an active management area; definitions
45-553 Transportation of groundwater withdrawn in Butler Valley groundwater basin to an initial active management area
45-554 Transportation of groundwater withdrawn in Harquahala irrigation non-expansion area to an initial active management area
45-555 Transportation of groundwater withdrawn in Big Chino sub-basin of the Verde River groundwater basin to initial active management area; exception
45-556 Transportation fee; annual adjustment; credits; enforcement
45-557 Requirements for transporting groundwater to an initial active management area; exception
45-558 Weeds and dust
45-559 Well spacing requirements for withdrawing groundwater for transportation to an active management area
Article 9 Management
45-561 Definitions
45-562 Management goals for active management areas
45-563 Management plans in active management areas; management periods; general provisions
45-563.01 Water conservation report; per capita use; non-per capita conservation programs
45-563.02 Exemption from irrigation water duties; small irrigation grandfathered rights; criteria; conservation requirement; exception
45-564 Management plan for first management period; guidelines
45-565 Management plan for second management period; guidelines
45-565.01 Non-per capita conservation program for municipal providers; second management period
45-566 Management plan for third management period; guidelines
45-566.01 Non-per capita conservation program for municipal providers; third management period
45-566.02 Alternative conservation programs for agriculture; third management period
45-567 Management plan for fourth management period; guidelines
45-567.01 Non-per capita conservation program for municipal providers; fourth management period
45-567.02 Alternative conservation programs for agriculture; fourth management period
45-568 Management plan for fifth management period; guidelines
45-568.01 Non-per capita conservation program for municipal providers; fifth management period
45-568.02 Alternative conservation programs for agriculture; fifth management period
45-569 Management goals and management plans for subsequent active management areas
45-570 Hearing on management plans; notice; procedures
45-571 Findings upon hearing; order for adoption of management plan; publication
45-571.01 Notification to persons filing late applications for certificates of grandfathered rights and to persons with new groundwater rights or uses; compliance; variance; review
45-571.02 Municipal conservation requirements; compliance
45-572 Modification of conservation program; notice
45-573 Water quality considerations; consultation with department of environmental quality
45-574 Variances; application; notice; hearing; issuance
45-575 Administrative review of irrigation water duty and conservation requirements
45-576; Version 2 Certificate of assured water supply; designated cities, towns and private water companies; exemptions; definition
45-576 Certificate of assured water supply; designated cities, towns and private water companies; exemptions; definition
45-576.01 Determining consistency with management goal in a replenishment district, conservation district and water district
45-576.02 Replenishment district plans, conservation district plans and water district plans
45-576.03 Director's review of plans
45-576.04 Report and review of plans by groundwater replenishment district
45-576.05 Alternative method for determining consistency with the management goal in a groundwater replenishment district; terminating designation
45-576.06 Termination of designation for members of conservation district or members of water district; moratorium on adding new member lands and member service areas
45-576.07 Determining water sufficiency and availability; water availability status capability plans
45-577 Application; hydrological study; review of application
45-578 Notice; objections; hearing; issuance of certificate; appeals
45-579 Assignment of certificate of assured water supply; definition
45-580 Assured and adequate water supply administration fund; purpose
Article 10 Wells
45-591 Definitions
45-591.01 Oil, gas, helium and geothermal wells; exemption
45-592 Wells in general
45-593 Registration of existing wells; permanent record of all wells; reporting open wells
45-594 Well construction standards; remedial measures
45-595 Well construction requirements; licensing of well drillers
45-596 Notice of intention to drill; fee
45-596.01 Additional information required with notice of intention to drill well to pump Colorado river water; exception
45-597 Deepening and replacement of wells in active management areas; filing of notice
45-598 New wells and replacement wells in new locations in active management areas; rules; permit required
45-599 Permit application; contents; correction of defective application; issuance of permit; fee
45-600 Filing of report by driller; filing of completion report
45-601 Operating rules for multiple wells
45-602 Capping of wells; waste
45-603 Criteria for rules and regulations
45-604 Water measuring devices
45-605 Well inspections; cross-contamination; remedial measures; definition
45-606 Well administration and enforcement fund; purpose
Article 11 Financial Provisions
45-611 Groundwater withdrawal fee; amounts and purposes of fee; exception
45-612 Administration and enforcement withdrawal fee; exemption from lapsing; disposition of excess monies
45-613 Use of withdrawal fees collected for augmentation and conservation and purchase and retirement of grandfathered rights
45-614 Setting groundwater withdrawal fee; statement entered in record; statement transmitted to state treasurer; notice; payment; penalty
45-615 Deposits; divisions of collections into funds
45-616 Water quality assurance fee; disposition of revenue
45-617 Augmentation and conservation assistance fund grants
45-618 Arizona water quality fund
Article 12 Enforcement
45-631 Definition
45-632 Records and annual report of groundwater pumping, transportation and use; penalty
45-633 Inspections, investigations and audits
45-634 Cease and desist order; temporary cease and desist order; hearing; injunctive relief
45-635 Violation; civil penalties
45-636 Violation; classification
Article 15 Certificate of Groundwater Oversupply
45-701 Definitions
45-702 Certificate of groundwater oversupply
45-703 Application for certificate of groundwater oversupply; fee
45-704 Notice of application; objections; hearing; approval or rejection
Chapter 3.1 UNDERGROUND WATER STORAGE, SAVINGS AND REPLENISHMENT
Article 1 General Provisions
45-801.01 Declaration of policy
45-802.01; Version 2 Definitions
45-802.01 Definitions
45-803.01 Effect on vested water rights; effect in other proceedings
Article 2 Storage Facility Permits
45-811.01 Underground storage facility permit
45-812.01 Groundwater savings facility permit
45-813.01 Land use ordinances
45-814.01 Contents of storage facility permit
45-815.01 Facilities not qualifying as storage facilities
Article 3 Water Storage Permits and Recovery Well Permits
45-831.01 Water storage permits
45-832.01 Use of stored water
45-833.01 Designation of nonrecoverable water
45-834.01 Recovery of stored water; recovery well permit; emergency temporary recovery well permit; well construction
45-835.01 Simultaneous applications
45-836.01 Effect of storage facilities, water storage and recovery on service areas
Article 3.1 Indian Water Rights Settlements
45-841.01 Accrual of long‑term storage credits; Indian water rights settlements
Article 4 Accounting
45-851.01 Recovery of stored water on an annual basis
45-852.01 Long‑term storage accounts
45-853.01 Restricted uses of long-term storage credits
45-854.01 Assignability of long-term storage credits
45-855.01 Effect of long-term storage credits on assured water supply and adequate water supply
45-856.01 Protection of the stored water
45-857.01 Groundwater replenishment district incidental replenishment factor; definitions
45-858.01 Master replenishment account; debits and credits
45-859.01 Conservation district account; replenishment reserve subaccount; debits and credits
45-860.01 Water district account; debits and credits
Article 5 Permit Application Procedures, Financial Provisions and Enforcement
45-871.01 Permit application; fee; notice of application; objections; hearing; appeal
45-872.01 Water measuring devices
45-873.01 In lieu water reporting requirements; withdrawal fees
45-874.01 Long-term storage credit recovery fee; amount; notice; payment; penalty
45-875.01 Annual reports; penalty
45-876.01 Annual report; groundwater replenishment district and replenishment district members; penalties
45-877.01 Annual reports by conservation districts; penalties
45-878.01 Annual reports by water districts; penalties
45-879.01 Annual reports certification; records
45-880.01 Inspections, investigations and audits
45-881.01 Cease and desist order; temporary cease and desist order; hearing; injunctive relief
45-882.01 Violation; civil penalties
Article 6 State Demonstration Projects
45-891.01 Purposes
45-892.01 Definitions
45-893.01 Application for project permits; application requirement; permit specifications
45-894.01 Use for replenishment purposes
45-895.01 Storage of water; availability and disposition of stored water
45-896.01 Assumption of responsibility for stored water
45-897.01 State water storage fund; disbursement of monies
45-898.01 Indemnification and insurance
Chapter 4 WATER EXCHANGES
Article 1 General Provisions
45-1001 Definitions
45-1002 Water exchanges; conditions
45-1003 Use of water pursuant to a water exchange
45-1004 Annual report of water exchange; record keeping; penalties
45-1005 Registry of water exchanges
45-1006 Effect on water rights
Article 2 Enrollment of Water Exchange Contracts
45-1021 Enrollment of water exchange contracts; fee
45-1022 Effect of enrollment of a water exchange contract
Article 3 Permits for Water Exchanges
45-1041 Water exchange permits; fee
45-1042 Application for water exchange permit; notice; objections; hearing
45-1043 Contents of permit
45-1044 Actions for judicial review
45-1045 Modification of water exchange permit
45-1046 Revocation of water exchange permits
Article 4 Water Exchanges Pursuant to Notice
45-1051 Notice of water exchange; contents forms; review by director
45-1052 Water exchanges pursuant to notice; conditions
Article 5 Enforcement
45-1061 Inspections; investigations and audits
45-1062 Cease and desist order; temporary cease and desist order; hearings; injunctive relief
45-1063 Civil penalties
Chapter 6 DAMS AND RESERVOIRS
Article 1 Supervision of Dams, Reservoirs and Projects
45-1201 Definitions
45-1202 Jurisdiction of director of water resources; records; rules; notice of exemption
45-1203 Approval by director of proposed dams or enlargements of existing dams; application for construction or enlargement
45-1204 Estimated cost of dam; application fees
45-1205 Charges against irrigation projects; disposition of proceeds
45-1206 Approval of repair, alteration or removal of dam
45-1207 Approval or disapproval of applications; commencing construction
45-1208 Inspections and investigations during construction; modifications; notice
45-1209 Notice of completion; license of final approval; removal of dam
45-1210 Petition for review
45-1211 Time for filing petition; board of review
45-1212 Supervision over maintenance and operation; remedial measures; lien
45-1212.01 Dam repair fund
45-1213 Inspection upon complaint
45-1214 Investigations for review of design and construction
45-1215 Liabilities of state and owners of dam in action for damages
45-1216 Violations; classification
45-1217 Action and procedures to restrain violations
45-1218 Dam repair loans
45-1219 Dam repair grants
45-1220 Deposit of monies; dam repair fund
45-1221 Cease and desist order; temporary cease and desist order; hearing; injunctive relief
45-1222 Violation; civil penalties
45-1223 Stay of director's decision; precedence of actions for judicial review
Chapter 7 INTERSTATE STREAMS
Article 1 Lake Mead Contract
45-1301 Ratification of Lake Mead contract
Article 2 Colorado River Compact
45-1311 Ratification
Article 3 Upper Colorado River Basin Compact
45-1321 Ratification
Article 4 Distribution of Federal Funds Derived From Colorado River
45-1331 Allocation of federal payments made in lieu of taxes
Chapter 8 FLOOD CONTROL
Article 1 Cooperation by Counties, Cities and Towns With Federal Government
45-1401 Authority to cooperate with federal government in flood control projects under flood control act of Congress of 1948
45-1402 Specific powers
45-1403 Power to cooperate in flood control projects under general acts of Congress
Article 2 Special Laws Pertaining to Particular Municipalities
45-1421 Power of town of Holbrook to cooperate with federal government in flood control project
45-1422 Power of Mohave and Yuma counties to cooperate with federal government in flood control project
45-1423 Power of Maricopa and Yuma counties to cooperate with federal government in flood control projects
45-1424 Power of Maricopa and Pinal counties to cooperate with federal government in flood control projects
45-1425 Power of Pinal county to cooperate with and receive assistance from the United States in flood control projects
45-1426 Limitations on powers
45-1427 Power of Cochise, Graham and Gila counties and the towns of Safford and Thatcher and the city of Douglas to cooperate with the United States in flood control projects
45-1428 Limitations on powers
45-1429 Power of Santa Cruz county to cooperate with and receive assistance from the United States in flood control projects
Article 3 Flood Control Assistance
45-1441 Definitions
45-1442 Investigation and certification by director of water resources
45-1443 Limitation on expenditure of funds
45-1444 Flood plain regulations; effect of failure to adopt
45-1445 Flood control assistance fund; limit of financial assistance
45-1446 Time for determining costs; change of determination
45-1447 State and United States held harmless; nonliability
45-1448 Disbursement to public agencies
45-1449 Report to legislature
45-1450 Consideration of water uses in studying flood control projects
45-1451 Powers and duties of director
Article 4 Alternative Assistance
45-1471 Alternative flood control assistance to flood control districts
45-1473 Prohibition on assistance for failure to adopt floodplain regulations
Article 5 Flood Control Loans
45-1491 Flood control loans
Article 6 Flood Warning Systems
45-1501 Definitions
45-1502 Powers
45-1503 Flood warning system fund
45-1504 Flood warning system grants
45-1505 Operation and maintenance of flood warning system
45-1506 Immunity of state from liability for losses
Chapter 9 WEATHER CONTROL AND CLOUD MODIFICATION
Article 1 In General
45-1601 License required
45-1602 Application for license
45-1603 Application fee; statement accompanying application
45-1604 Reports required from licensees; failure to file; revocation of license
45-1605 Equipment license; fee; application; reports required; revocation of license
45-1606 Exception
45-1607 Violations; classification
Chapter 10 STATE WATER AND POWER PLAN
Article 1 In General
45-1701 Declaration of purpose and policy
45-1702 Definitions
45-1703 State water and power plan
45-1704 Construction, acquisition and operation
45-1705 Construction of works across public or private property
45-1706 Right of eminent domain
45-1707 Issuance of bonds and notes
45-1708 Contracts
45-1709 General powers
45-1710 Powers of municipalities, districts and other public bodies and officers
45-1711 State water and power development fund
45-1712 Agreement of state
45-1713 Exemption from taxation
45-1714 Remedies of bondholders and noteholders
45-1715 Certification of bonds by attorney general
45-1716 State not liable on bonds and notes
45-1717 Bonds and notes legal investments
45-1718 Water rights
45-1719 Reversion of projects to state
45-1720 No jurisdiction of Arizona corporation commission
45-1721 Joint ownership of power projects
45-1722 Exclusive law
Chapter 11 COUNTY WATER AUGMENTATION AUTHORITY
Article 1 Formation and Dissolution
45-1901 Definitions
45-1902 Formation
45-1903 Contest of formation; appeal
45-1904 Corporate existence
45-1905 Dissolution of authority
Article 2 Administration
45-1921 Board of directors; qualification and organization; compensation
45-1922 Meetings; notice
45-1923 Administrative powers and duties; executive director; annual report
Article 3 Powers and Duties
45-1941 Cooperation with governmental entities
45-1942 Limitation on powers
45-1943 Functional powers of board
45-1944 Planning
45-1945 Acquisition of water
45-1946 Acquisition of property; limited eminent domain authority; survey and inspection rights
45-1947 Construction work and purchases by bid only; exceptions; award of contract; bond
Article 4 Financial Provisions
45-1971 Administrative and operation budgets
45-1972 Groundwater augmentation and conservation assistance fee; transfer to authority
45-1973 Water supply fees
45-1974 Accounting classifications; bond funds; general fund
45-1975 Receipt of monies; disbursements; operation of accounting system
45-1976 Payment of interest coupons; investment of bond fund monies
45-1977 Annual financial statement and audit
Article 5 Revenue Bonds
45-1991 Authority to issue bonds
45-1992 Prerequisites to issuance
45-1993 Scope of resolution
45-1994 Hearing; findings
45-1995 Issuance of bonds
45-1996 Provisions of bonds; sale
45-1997 Certification of bonds by attorney general
45-1998 Validity of bonds
45-1999 Water augmentation authority bonds as legal investments
Chapter 12 ARIZONA WATER PROTECTION FUND
Article 1 General Provisions
45-2101 Declaration of policy
45-2102 Definitions
45-2103 Arizona water protection fund commission
45-2104 Powers and duties; limitations
45-2105 Application guidelines
45-2106 Public involvement
45-2107 Reporting
Article 2 Financial Provisions
45-2111 Arizona water protection fund
45-2112 Funding sources
45-2113 Fund grants; applications
45-2114 Administration
Chapter 13 COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY
Article 1 Formation and Dissolution
45-2201 Definitions
45-2202 Formation
45-2203 Contest of formation; appeal
45-2204 Corporate existence; exemption from regulation
45-2205 Dissolution of authority
Article 2 Administration
45-2221 Board of directors; organization; compensation
45-2222 Meetings; notice
45-2223 Administrative powers and duties; executive director
Article 3 Powers and Duties
45-2241 Cooperation with governmental entities
45-2242 Functional powers of the board
45-2243 Limitation on powers
45-2244 Acquisition and disposition of initial quantity of water
45-2245 Acquisition and disposition of water in excess of initial quantity
Article 4 Construction Contract
45-2261 Construction work and purchases by bid only; exceptions; award of contract
Article 5 Financial Provisions
45-2281 Establishment of funds; allocation of authority revenues; member dues
45-2282 Operating budget
45-2283 Investment of revenues
Chapter 14 ARIZONA WATER BANKING AUTHORITY
Article 1 General Provisions
45-2401 Declaration of policy and purpose
45-2402 Definitions
Article 2 Arizona Water Banking Authority
45-2421 Arizona water banking authority
45-2422 Organization of commission; powers and duties; exemption
45-2423 Powers and duties of authority
45-2424 Administration
45-2425 Arizona water banking fund
45-2426 Annual report
45-2427 Limitation on powers
Article 3 Water Bank Planning and Implementation
45-2451 First year banking program
45-2452 Storage facility inventory
45-2453 Plan for additional storage facilities
45-2454 Implementation of storage facilities plan
45-2455 Water storage agreements; groundwater savings facilities
45-2456 Annual plan of operation
45-2457 Accounting; rules of operation
45-2458 Water banking services agreements
Article 4 Interstate Water Banking
45-2471 Interstate water banking agreements
45-2472 Distribution of long-term storage credits
45-2473 Arizona water banking authority; interstate water banking; accounting
Article 5 Indian Firming Measures
45-2491 State commitments to firm Indian settlement water
Chapter 15 GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY WATER SETTLEMENT PROGRAM
Article 1 Administration
45-2601 Definitions
45-2602 Establishment of southside protection zones; reporting requirements
45-2603 Establishment of Gila river maintenance area and Gila river maintenance area impact zone; notice of intention to drill
45-2604 Conservation requirements for persons using groundwater in central protection zone no less restrictive than in third management plan
Article 2 Transportation of Underground Water and Stored Water Away from Eastern Protection Zones and Western Protection Zones
45-2611 Transportation of underground water and stored water away from an eastern protection zone or western protection zone prohibited; exceptions
Article 3 Replenishment of Underground Water and Stored Water Withdrawn in Eastern Protection Zones and Western Protection Zones
45-2621 Definitions
45-2622 Annual southside replenishment obligations
45-2623 Satisfaction of southside replenishment obligations
45-2624 Southside replenishment bank; credits
45-2625 Replenishment related to transportation of underground water or stored water away from an eastern protection zone or a western protection zone for nonirrigation use
45-2626 Individual replenishment obligations of persons using underground water or stored water within an eastern protection zone or a western protection zone for industrial use; enforcement action; notice
Article 4 Dams Within Gila River Maintenance Area
45-2631 Construction or enlargement of new dams within maintenance area; prohibited; exceptions
Article 5 Irrigation of New Lands Within Gila River Maintenance Area
45-2641 Irrigation of new lands in Gila river maintenance area with water withdrawn or diverted from Gila river maintenance area impact zone prohibited; exception
Article 6 Enforcement
45-2651 Inspections, investigations and audits
45-2652 Cease and desist order; hearing; injunctive relief
45-2653 Violation; civil penalties
45-2654 Violation; classification
Chapter 16 TOHONO O'ODHAM WATER SETTLEMENT PROGRAM
Article 1 General Provisions
45-2701 Definitions
45-2702 Jurisdiction
Article 2 San Xavier Reservation Water Protection Program
45-2711 Applications to drill nonexempt wells in the Tucson active management area; well impact analysis; requirements; exception
45-2712 Notice of well applications to nation; objection; hearing; appeal

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