Nebraska Revised Statute 17-529

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17-529. Watercourses; aqueducts; wells; regulation.

Second-class cities and villages shall have power (1) to establish and alter the channel of watercourses, and to wall them and cover them over, (2) to establish and regulate wells, cisterns and windmills, aqueducts and reservoirs of water, (3) to provide for filling the same, and (4) to erect and maintain a dike or dikes as protection against flood or surface waters.

Source

    Laws 1879, § 69, XV, p. 214;
    Laws 1881, c. 23, § 8, XV, p. 176;
    Laws 1885, c. 20, § 1, XV, p. 167;
    Laws 1887, c. 12, § 1, XV, p. 295;
    Laws 1893, c. 8, § 1, p. 133;
    Laws 1903, c. 21, § 1, p. 250;
    Laws 1905, c. 30, § 1, p. 256;
    Laws 1907, c. 17, § 1, p. 126;
    R.S.1913, § 5119;
    Laws 1917, c. 103, § 1, p. 270;
    Laws 1919, c. 48, § 1, p. 136;
    Laws 1919, c. 52, § 1, p. 150;
    Laws 1919, c. 46, § 2, p. 131;
    C.S.1922, § 4292;
    Laws 1925, c. 41, § 1, p. 156;
    C.S.1929, § 17-441;
    Laws 1935, c. 34, § 1, p. 141;
    C.S.Supp.,1941, § 17-441;
    R.S.1943, § 17-529;
    Laws 1947, c. 35, § 1(1), p. 146.

Annotations

City was authorized to erect and maintain a dike as protection against flood or surface waters. Gruntorad v. Hughes Bros. Inc., 161 Neb. 358, 73 N.W.2d 700 (1955).

A village has the right, under police power, to control lateral of irrigation ditch through one of its streets. Thornton v. Kingrey, 100 Neb. 525, 160 N.W. 871 (1916), affirmed on rehearing, 101 Neb. 631, 164 N.W. 561 (1917).

Where a municipality fills a channel with earth and fails to provide a sufficient outlet for passage of natural flood waters, damaging property, it is liable therefore. McClure v. City of Broken Bow, 81 Neb. 384, 115 N.W. 1081 (1908).