Water Code - 51st R.S. (1949)

Committee Members

Public members

  • Victor Bouldin
  • J. T. Canales
  • J.C. Cantrell
  • Lawrence Hagy
  • Phil S. Hardy
  • George A. Knapp
  • John D. McCall
  • R. Dean Moorhead
  • M.J. Raymond


  • Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.


Appointed pursuant to SCR 36, 51st Legislature. Senate members appointed by Acting Lieutenant Governor G. C. Morris 7/6/1949. All members, Chair and Vice-Chair listed in final report (L1836.51 W291).

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