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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 4006

PUBLIC LAW 100-675—NOV. 17, 1988 (8) The Secretary has promulgated regulations pursuant to his authority under the Project Act establishing procedures to assure that deliveries of Colorado River water to each user will not exceed those reasonably required for its beneficial use. (9) The Secretary has constructed the All American Canal and delivers water to the Imperial Irrigation District and Coachella Valley Water District under water delivery contracts by which those districts are entitled to receive deliveries of water in amounts reasonably required for potable and irrigation purposes. (10) Studies conducted by the Secretary show that significant quantities of water currently delivered into the All American Canal and its Coachella Branch are lost by seepage from the canals and that such losses could be reduced or eliminated by lining these canals.


As used in this title, the term— (1) "All American Canal Service Area" shall mean the Imperial Service Area and the Coachella Service Area as defined in the Imperial Irrigation District and Coachella Valley Water District water delivery contracts with the Secretary dated December 1, 1932, and October 14, 1934, respectively. (2) "California Contractors" shall mean the Palo Verde Irrigation District; Imperial Irrigation District; Coachella Valley Water District; and, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. (3) "Participating Contractor" shall mean a California Contractor who elects to participate in, and fund, all or a portion of the works described in section 203 of this title. (4) "Project Act" shall mean the Boulder Canyon Project Act (45 Stat. 1057; 43 U.S.C. 617-617t). (5) "Secretary" shall mean the Secretary of the Interior. (6) "Seven Party Agreement" shall mean that agreement dated August 18, 1931, providing the schedule of priorities for use of the waters of the Colorado River within California as published in section 6 of the General Regulations of the Secretary of the Interior dated September 28, 1931, and incorporated in the Secretary's water delivery contracts with the California Contractors. (7) "Works" shall mean the facilities and measures specified in section 203(a) of this title. SEC. 203. AUTHORIZATION OF PROJECT.


Fish and fishing. Wildlife.

(a) CANAL LINING AUTHORIZED.—The Secretary, in order to reduce the seepage of water, is authorized to— (1) construct a new lined canal or to line the previously unlined portions of the All American Canal from the vicinity of Pilot Knob to Drop 4 and its Coachella Branch from Siphon 7 to Siphon 32, or construct seepage recovery facilities in the vicinity of Pilot Knob to Drop 4, including measures to protect public safety; and (2) implement measures for the replacement of incidental fish and wildlife values adjacent to the canals foregone as a result of the lining of the canal or mitigation of resulting impacts on fish and wildlife resources from construction of a new canal, or a portion thereof. Such measures shall be on an acre-for-acre