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46-4-1Dry-draw on agricultural lands--Right to construct dam--Right or permit for dam on stream or dry-draw subject to prior appropriation.

Upon compliance with § 46-4-3, any person who has or holds any possession, right or title to any agricultural lands may construct a dam across a dry-draw without obtaining a permit to appropriate water unless the dam will impound more than twenty-five acre feet of water. Any water right or permit for a dam on a stream or a dry-draw for domestic or other use is subject to the doctrine of prior appropriation.

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, § 1.

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