Ash Creek Water Control District
This plan is a document prepared to guide the efforts of the Ash Creek Water Control District board and its directors.
The district was formed Aug. 16, 1951 by petition and order.
"PURPOSE OF THE DISTRICT IS DRAINAGE, to wit:
(a) Improvement of the channel of Ash Creek from the East city limits of the City of Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, to the junction of said Ash Creek with the Willamette River at or near Independence, Oregon, for the purpose of preventing damage to property located near or adjacent to said creek, and to improve the agricultural and other uses of lands now flooded by waters from said creek.
(b) The improvement of the channel of Ash Creek from the East city limit of the city of Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, to the southeasterly boundary of the district as above described.
(c) The improvement of numerous small creeks, sloughs and water-courses tributary to Ash Creek for the purpose of improving the agricultural and other uses of said lands.
f That the construction or acquisition of such structures of works and the improvement and maintenance thereof will be conducive to the public health, welfare and safety."
LAWS RELATING TO ASH CREEK WATER CONTROL DISTRICT:
In 1993, the Oregon Statutes relating to water control districts were revised. Section
553.020 was changed to read as follows:
"Creation of water control districts: purposes; limits: RF.), (l)Water control districts may be created as provided in this chapter for the purpose of acquiring, purchasing, construction, improving, operation and maintaining drainage, irrigation and flood and surface water control works in order to prevent damage and destruction of life and property by floods, to improve the agricultural and other uses oflands, and to improve the public health, welfare and safety."
The Ash Creek Board of Directors are elected or appointed to support the original petition and order and Oregon State laws as appropriate.
Adopted Feb 12, 1998