46-5-47. Flood control--Permit required. No person may construct facilities on any watercourse to control floods for the purpose of preventing or alleviating damage without a permit issued pursuant to the procedure contained in chapter 46-2A. The permit may be approved subject to conditions deemed necessary, including conditions to safeguard water supplies for existing water permits and licenses, to assure the safety of works, and to prevent damage to property. No person may construct works in a manner not approved in the permit for those works. This section applies only to watercourses whose flow exceeds that of a dry-draw as defined in subdivision 46-1-6(8).