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In the United States an irrigation district is a cooperative, self-governing public corporation set up as a subdivision of the State government, with definite geographic boundaries, organized, and having taxing power to obtain and distribute water for irrigation of lands within the district; created under the authority of a State legislature with the consent of a designated fraction of the landowners or citizens.[1]

It is a special-purpose district created by statute in order to develop large irrigation projects.[1] These districts have the power to tax, borrow, and condemn.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2000 - Glossary". USGS. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  2. ^ "Glossary". Sphinx Legal. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  3. ^ "About JVWCD". Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  4. ^ Svendsen, Mark; Vermillion, Douglas L. (1994). Irrigation Management Transfer in the Columbia Basin: Lessons and International Implications. IWMI. p. 5. ISBN 978-92-9090-303-1. Retrieved 2012-10-04.

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