Irrigation of agricultural lands.
The irrigation of agricultural lands is hereby declared
to be a public purpose and the Legislature may provide for the organization of irrigation districts
for the irrigation of land, and may vest the corporate authorities thereof and the corporate
authorities of counties, townships and municipalities with the power to construct, operate and
maintain irrigation dams, reservoirs, canals, flumes, ditches and laterals, and to keep in repair all
irrigation dams, reservoirs, canals, flumes, ditches and laterals heretofore constructed, under the
laws of the state, by special assessments upon the property benefited thereby, according to the
History: Section proposed by SL 1913, ch 136, rejected Nov., 1914; section proposed by SL
1915, ch 229, adopted Nov., 1916.