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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2700

Gila Project.

PUBLIC LAW 98-530—OCT. 19, 1984

thousand acre-feet of surface water per annum as well as the water referred to in paragraph (2) of this subsection. (g)(1) The limitation in the first section of the Act of July 30, 1947 (61 Stat. 628) on the annual beneficial consumptive use in the Yuma Mesa Division of the Gila Project of no more than three hundred thousand acre-feet of Colorado River water shall be deemed to be a limitation of no more than two hundred and fifty thousand acre-feet, effective as provided in section 4 of this Act. (2) Such two hundred and fifty thousand acre-feet of water shall not be used to irrigate more than thirty-seven thousand one hundred and eighty-seven acres of land in the Yuma Mesa Division, specifically: six thousand five hundred and eighty-seven acres in the North Gila Valley Irrigation District; ten thousand six hundred acres in the Yuma Irrigation District; and twenty thousand acres in the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District. Additional land in the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District may be irrigated if there is a corresponding reduction in the irrigated acreage in the other districts so that at no time are more than thirty-seven thousand one hundred and eighty-seven acres being irrigated in the Yuma Mesa Division. (3) Pursuant to appropriations, the Secretary shall pay— (A) $5,400,00(5 to the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District for the purpose of replacement, rehabilitation, and repair of the water delivery system within the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District, including water pumping TOi-»i 1 i ^ i o c *

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(B) $2,000,000 to the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District, $1,000,000 to the Yuma Irrigation District, and $1,000,000 to the North Gila Valley Irrigation District, for the purpose of on-farm and district water conservation and drainage measures. Such funds shall not be used as non-Federal contributions in connection with any other Federal programs requiring cost-sharing. None of the payments to be made by the Secretary to said districts under this subsection shall be treated as supplemental or additional benefits or reimbursable to the United States. (4) The Secretary is authorized and directed to amend the repayment contracts, as amended, between the United States and said districts to conform to the provisions of this Act and to provide that all remaining repayment obligations owing to the United States on the date of the enactment of this Act are discharged. The Secretary is authorized at the request of the districts or any one of them to issue a certificate acknowledging that the lands in the requesting district are free of the ownership and full cost pricing provisions of Federal reclamation law. Such certificate shall be in a form suitable for entry in the land records of Yuma County, Arizona. Amendments to the districts' contracts relating to items other than those covered by this Act shall not be made without the consent of the irrigation districts. (5) The Secretary shall be required to carry out his obligations in paragraphs (3) and (4) only if the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District, the North Gila Valley Irrigation District, and the Yuma Irrigation District execute amendatory contracts necessary to carry out the provisions of this subsection, including specifically a waiver and release of any and all claims to the annual beneficial consumptive use of Colorado River water in excess of two hundred