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     46-4-6.   Time for construction and completion of dam. Any person appropriating the waters of any dry-draw or watercourse within this state, within sixty days after the filing of the notice provided for in §§ 46-4-3 and 46-4-4, shall begin the construction of the dam mentioned in § 46-4-1 for the storage or diversion of the waters, shall proceed diligently to complete the dam and shall divert the waters for beneficial use as rapidly as possible.

Source: SDC 1939, § 61.0133; SL 1955, ch 430, § 1; SL 1957, ch 490, § 3; SL 1959, ch 451; SDC Supp 1960, § 61.0138 (1); SL 1983, ch 318, § 7.


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