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      RS 38:218     


§218. Diversion of natural drain prohibited

            A. No person diverting or impeding the course of water from a natural drain shall fail to return the water to its natural course before it leaves his estate without any undue retardation of the flow of water outside of his enclosure thereby injuring an adjacent estate.

            B. Upon request of the Department of Transportation and Development, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, or the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board, if the area is located within the coastal area, as defined in R.S. 49:214.2, and involves integrated coastal protection, as defined in R.S. 49:214.2, the state police shall issue a citation to any person who is in violation of this Section. Every person who is convicted of a violation of this Section shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not less than ten days nor more than thirty days, or both.

            C. Every fine imposed pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall be collected by the court and forwarded to the state treasurer for deposit in the state treasury.

            Acts 2010, No. 233, §1; Acts 2012, No. 601, §1, eff. June 7, 2012; Acts 2016, No. 430, §4.

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