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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 48 -APR. 6, 1949 land and improvements thereon during the ten years preceding the acquisition of such land. Said payments shall be in full reimburse- ment for the loss of taxes in such political subdivisions of the State, and in lieu of any and all taxes on said property, improvements and rights. The signatory States recommend to the President and the Congress that, in the event the United States of America shall acquire property in one of the signatory States for the benefit of another signatory State, or its water users, provision be made for like pay- ment in reimbursement of loss of taxes. "ARTICLE X cLa Plata R B ver "(a) The signatory States recognize La Plata River Compact entered into between the States of Colorado and New Mexico, dated November 27, 1922, approved by the Congress on January 29, 1925 (43 Stat. 796), and this Compact shall not affect the apportionment therein made. "(b) All consumptive use of water of La Plata River and its tributaries shall be charged under the apportionment of Article III hereof to the State in which the use is made; provided, that con- sumptive use incident to the diversion, impounding or conveyance of water in one State for use in the other shall be charged to the latter State. "AcRTICLE XI "Subject to the provisions of this Compact, the consumptive use of the water of the Little Snake River and its tributaries is hereby appor- tioned between the States of Colorado and Wyoming in such quantities as shall result from the application of the following principles and procedures: "(a) Water used under rights existing prior to the signing of this Compact. "(1) Water diverted from any tributary of the Little Snake River or from the main stem of the Little Snake River above a point one hundred feet below the confluence of Savery Creek and the Little Snake River shall be administered without regard to rights covering the diversion of water from any down-stream points. "(2) Water diverted from the main stem of the Little Snake River below a point one hundred feet below the confluence of Savery Creek and the Little Snake River shall be administered on the basis of an interstate priority schedule prepared by the Commission in conformity with priority dates established by the laws of the respective States. "(b) Water used under rights initiated subsequent to the signing of this Compact. "(1) Direct flow diversions shall be so administered that, in time of shortage, the curtailment of use on each acre of land irrigated there- under shall be as nearly equal as may be possible in both of the States. "(2) The storage of water by projects located in either State, whether of supplemental supply or of water used to irrigate land not irrigated at the date of the signing of this Compact, shall be so admin- istered that in times of water shortage the curtailment of storage of water available for each acre of land irrigated thereunder shall be as nearly equal as may be possible in both States. "(c) Water uses under the apportionment made by this Article shall be in accordance with the principle that beneficial use shall be the basis, measure and limit of the right to use. "(d) The States of Colorado and Wyoming each assent to diver- sions and storage of water in one State for use in the other State, subject to compliance with Article IX of this Compact. 38 [63 STAT.