Texas Water Code
Sec. § 63.156
Eminent Domain


The district may exercise the power of eminent domain to condemn and acquire the right-of-way over and through any public or private land necessary to improve any river, bay, creek, or arm of the Gulf of Mexico for the construction and maintenance of any canal or waterway and for any other purpose authorized by this chapter.


The condemnation proceedings shall be instituted under the direction of the commission and in the name of the district, and the damages shall be assessed in conformity with the laws for condemning and acquiring rights-of-way by railroads.


No appeal from the finding and assessment of damages shall have the effect of suspending work by the commission in prosecuting the work of improvement in detail.


No right-of-way can be condemned through any part of an incorporated city or town without the consent of the lawful authorities of the city or town.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.
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