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46-1-1      Use of water of state--Paramount interest of people--Conversion to public use.
46-1-2      Development of water resources for public benefit.
46-1-3      Water as property of people--Appropriation of right to use.
46-1-4      Beneficial use of water resources--Prevention of waste--Right to water from natural stream or watercourse.
46-1-5      Domestic use of water takes precedence over appropriative rights--Governmental use.
46-1-6      Definition of terms.
46-1-7      Standards of measurement--Flow of water--Volume of water--Miner's inch.
46-1-8      Beneficial use--Measure and limit of right to use of waters.
46-1-9      Vested rights defined.
46-1-10      Vested rights acquired before July 1, 1955, validated.
46-1-11      Violations of water use laws as misdemeanors--Civil fine in addition--Each day as separate violation--Exemption of board and commission actions.
46-1-12      Suspension or cancellation of permit or license.
46-1-13      Grant of water right for use outside state.
46-1-14      Terms and conditions of permits and licenses--Amendment.
46-1-15      Permit required for appropriation of waters.
46-1-16      Authority of chief engineer to issue permits--Scheduling application.

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