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The Water Rights Act

C.C.S.M. c. W80

The Water Rights Act

1 Definitions
2 Property in water
3 (1) Prohibition against use of water
(2) Exception
4 (1) Removal of unauthorized works or water control works
(2) Service of order
(3) Removing works or water control works
(4) Power to enter lands
(5) Recovery of expense
(6) Repealed
(7) Repealed
5 (1) Issue of licences
(2) Terms and conditions of licences
(3) Repealed
(4) Form of licences
6 (1) Application for licence
(2) Form of application for licence
(3) Publication of application
(4) Public hearing
7 (1) Preliminary work
(2) Permit for preliminary work
(3) Issue of permits
(4) Terms and conditions of permits
(5) Application for permit
(6) Repealed
(7) Form of permits and applications
7.1 Application of sections 8 to 11
8 (1) Precedence of licences
(2) Where no preliminary work
(3) Where preliminary work completed
(4) Where submission dates identical
(5) Where priority of purpose identical
(6) Precedence of renewed licences
9 Priorities
9.1 (1) Protecting and maintaining aquatic ecosystems
(2) Licence may be denied
9.2 Suspending licence for aquatic ecosystem purposes
10 Application for use in the future
11 Change of title to land
12 Subsidiary use for domestic purposes
13 (1) Reservation of water
(2) Restriction on licences
14 (1) Cancellation of licence
(2) Compensation
(3) Agreement respecting compensation
(4) Arbitration
(5) Compensation where no renewal or transfer
14.1 Investigations re levels and in-stream flows
15 Non-use of licence
16 Unsafe works or water control works
17 (1) Removal or acquisition of works or water control works
(2) Removal of works or water control works
(3) Compensation
(4) Failure to agree on compensation
17.1 Appointing officers
18 (1) Inspection authority
(2) Identification
18.1 Warrant for search and seizure
19 (1) Suspension and cancellation of licence
(2) Notice and hearing before cancellation
(3) Notice of hearing
(4) Service of notice
(5) Notice of cancellation
20 Removal of obstructions
21 (1) Interprovincial boundary waters
(2) Representative on board
22 Agreements with other governments
23 (1) Offence and penalty
(2) Offence and penalty
(3) Offence and penalty
(4) Continuing offence
(5) Time limit for prosecution
24 (1) Appeal
(2) Appeal does not act as a stay
24.1 Protection from liability
25 Crown bound
25.1 Water Resources Conservation Act takes precedence
26 Regulations
27 Priority over Municipal Act