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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 17 - 4 - 35 §17-4-35. Diversion of nonnavigable stream.
The state road commissioner, incidental to the construction and maintenance of state roads, shall have the power and authority to change or divert any stream of water which is not navigable, in order to avoid or facilitate the crossing thereof, or to economize in the construction or maintenance of any such road, or to protect the same from damage. To effect a change or diversion of any such stream, he may exercise the right of eminent domain.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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