Excerpt from Irrigation and Water Rights: The New Law as Amended by the Eleventh Session of the Legislature of the State of Utah, 1915
Section 1261. Office of State Engineer created. Powers and duties. There shall be a State Engineer, who shall be appointed by the Governor of the State to be confirmed by the Senate. He shall hold his office for the term of four years and until his suc cessor shall have been appointed and qualified. He shall have general supervision of the waters of the State and of their meas urement, apportionment and appropriation, and of all division superintendents and district supervisors. He shall have power to make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary from time to time to fully carry out the provisions of this title and secure the equitable and fair apportionment of the water according to the respective rights of appropriators. No person shall be appointed to the office of State Engineer who has not such theoretical knowledge and practical experience and skill as shall fit him for the position. R. S. '98, Sec. 2451; '01, p. 141; '03, p. 88; '05, p. 145.
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