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[75 Stat. 698]
[75 Stat. 698]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

698

PUBLIC LAW 87-328-SEPT. 27, 1961

[75 S T A T.

municipal corporation for the administration and enforcement of any local land use ordinances or regulations giving effect to such standards. 6.3 Flood Lands Acquisition. The commission shall have power to acquire the fee or any lesser interest in lands and improvements thereon within the area of a flood plain for the purpose of restricting the use of such property so as to minimize the flood hazard, converting property to uses appropriate to flood plain conditions, or preventing unwarranted constrictions that reduce the ability of the river channel to carry flood water. Any such action shall be in accord with the standards adopted and promulgated pursuant to Section 6.2. 6.4 Flood and Stream Stage Warnings and Posting. The commission may cause lands particularly subject to flood to be posted with flood hazard warnings, and may from time to time cause flood advisory notices to be published and circulated as conditions may warrant. ARTICLE 7 WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

Section 7.1 Watersheds Generally. The commission shall promote sound practices of watershed management in the basin, including projects and facilities to retard runoff and waterflow and prevent soil erosion. 7.2 Soil ConserA\ation and Forestry. The commission may acquire, sponsor or operate facilities and projects to encourage soil conservation, prevent and control erosion, and to promote land reclamation and sound forestry practices. 7.3 Fish and Wildlife. The commission may acquire, sponsor or operate projects and facilities for the maintenance and improvement of fish and wildlife habitats related to the water resources of the basin. 7.4 Cooperative Planning and Operation. (a) The commission shall cooperate with the appropriate agencies of the signatory parties and with other public and private agencies in the planning and effectuation of a coordinated program of facilities and projects authorized by this Article. (b) The commission shall not operate any such project or facility unless it has first found and determined that no other suitable unit or a,<i:ency of government is available to operate the same upon reasonable conditions, in accordance with the intent and purpose expressed in Section 1.5 of this compact. ARTICLE 8 RECREATION

Section 8.1 Development. The commission shall provide for the development of water related public sports and recreational facilities. The commission on its own account or in cooperation with a signatory party, political subdivision or any agency thereof, may provide for the construction, maintenance and administration of such facilities, subject to the provisions of Section 8.2 hereof. 8.2 Cooperative Planning and Operation. (a) The commission shall cooperate with the appropriate agencies of the signatory parties and with other public and private agencies in the planning and effectuation of a coordinated program of facilities and projects authorized by this article. (b) The commission shall not operate any such project or facility unless it has first found and determined that no other suitable unit or agency of government is available to operate the same upon reasonable