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114 STAT. 2222 PUBLIC LAW 106-498—NOV. 9, 2000 Wherever possible, the Secretary should use data already developed by Federal agencies and other stakeholders in the Basin. (c) HYDROLOGIC STUDIES. —The Secretary is directed to complete ongoing hydrologic surveys in the Klamath River Basin currently being conducted by the United States Geological Survey. Deadline. (d) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.— The Secretary shall submit the findings of the studies conducted under section 2 and section 3(a) of this Act to the Congress within 90 days of each study's completion, together with any recommendations for projects. SEC. 4. LIMITATION. Activities funded under this Act shall not be considered a supplemental or additional benefit under the Act of June 17, 1902 (82 Stat. 388) and all Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto. SEC. 5. WATER RIGHTS Nothing in this Act shall be construed to— (1) create, by implication or otherwise, any reserved water right or other right to the use of water; (2) invalidate, preempt, or create any exception to State water law or an interstate compact governing water; (3) alter the rights of any State to any appropriated share of the waters of any body or surface or groundwater, whether determined by past or future interstate compacts or by past or future legislative or final judicial allocations; (4) preempt or modify any State or Federal law or interstate compact dealing with water quality or disposal; or (5) confer upon any non-Federal entity the ability to exercise any Federal right to the waters of any stream or to any groundwater resources. SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized such sums as necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. Activities conducted under this Act shall be nonreimbursable and nonreturnable. Approved November 9, 2000. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 2882: SENATE REPORTS: No. 106-489 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000): Oct. 13, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 23, considered and passed House.