Texas Water Code

Sec. § 49.309
Exclusion of Nonirrigated Property


For the purposes of this section and Sections 49.310 (Authority to Exclude Land) through 49.314 (Water Allocations), the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

(A) “Nonirrigated property” means land that:

(i)

is not irrigable;

(ii)

the owners of a majority of the acreage of which no longer intend to irrigate; or

(iii)

has been subdivided into:
(aa)
town lots, or town lots and blocks, or small parcels of the same general nature as town lots; or
(bb)
town blocks and lots designed, intended, or suitable for residential, commercial, or other nonagricultural purposes, as distinguished from farm acreage whether subdivided into a subdivision or not; and
(cc)
including streets, alleys, parkways, parks, and railroad property and rights-of-way located in the subdivided land.

(B)

The property described in Paragraph (A) shall be considered nonirrigated property regardless of whether the land is within or near a municipality and regardless of whether a plat or map of the subdivision has been duly filed for record and recorded in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the land or any part of the land is situated.

(C)

The term does not include land that within the year preceding the date of the hearing under Section 49.310 (Authority to Exclude Land) was used for farming or agricultural purposes.

(2)

“District” means a water control and improvement, water improvement, or irrigation district the principal purpose of which is furnishing water for the irrigation of agricultural lands or that is principally engaged in furnishing water for the irrigation of agricultural lands.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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