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[54 STAT. PUBLIC LAWS--CHS. 894, 895-OCT. 17, 1940 south nineteen degrees west twenty-four chains; thence along top of divide north fifty degrees east thirty-two chains to corner numbered 4 at junction of ridge, extending northeasterly; thence along top of ridge north thirteen degrees east one hundred and sixty chains to corner numbered 5; thence west forty-eight chains to intake dam on unnamed creek, from which the town of Petersburg draws its domestic water supply; thence west fifty-eight and forty one-hundredths chains to the place of beginning, containing one thousand six hundred and twenty-seven acres. Administration. SEC. 2 . The lands hereinbefore described and reserved for municipal water-supply purposes, which are within the Tongass National Forest, shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, for the purpose of storing, conserving, and protecting from pollution the said water supply, and preserving, improving, and increasing the timber growth Right of munici- on said lands, to more fully accomplish such purposes; and to that pal ity end said municipality shall have the right, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, to the use of any and all parts of the lands reserved for the storage and conveying of water and construc- tion and maintenance thereon of all improvements for such purposes: rofimber. Provided,That the merchantable timber on the land to be used by the said municipality may be sold by the Secretary of Agriculture under rules and regulations to be prescribed by him: And provided further, Reversionary pro- That the right to the use by the town of Petersburg of the lands visions. reserved by this Act shall terminate upon the abandonment of the use by such municipality in accordance with the terms of this Act, and upon a finding of such nonuse or abandonment, for a period of two years, by the Secretary of Agriculture, whereupon the reservation created by this Act shall terminate to the extent of such lands involved. Regulations. SEC. 3 . The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to pre- scribe and enforce such regulations as may be found necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act, including the right to forbid persons other than those authorized by him and the municipal authorities of said municipal corporation from entering or otherwise trespassing upon these lands, and any violation of this Act or of regulations issued thereunder shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as is provided for in section 5050, Compiled Laws of Alaska, 1933. Prior rights. SEC. 4 . Nothing herein contained shall affect any valid right or claim to any part of said lands heretofore acquired under any law of the United States. Approved, October 17, 1940. October 17, 1940 [u. R . 9972] [Public, No. 868] [CHAPTER 895] AN ACT Authorizing the improvement of certain rivers and harbors in the interest of the national defense, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Riversvnd harbors. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following terest of national de- works of improvement of rivers, harbors, and other waterways are Ante, p. 506 . hereby adopted and authorized, to be prosecuted in the interest of the national defense under the direction of the Secretary of War and supervision of the Chief of Engineers, in accordance with the plans recommended in the respective reports hereinafter designated and subject to conditions set forth therein: Maie. Kennebec River, Maine; improvement in accordance with the report on file in the Office, Chief of Engineers; Massachusetts. Boston Harbor, Massachusetts; House Documents Numbered 225 and 362, Seventy-sixth Congress; 1198