Permanent Flowage Easement Law and Legal Definition

According to 25 USCS § 1778a [Title 25. Indians, Chapter 19. Indian Land Claims Settlements, Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Claims Settlement] the term "permanent flowage easement" means "the perpetual right by the water districts to use the described lands in the Salton Sink within and below the minus 220-foot contour as a drainage reservoir to receive and store water from their respective water and drainage systems, including flood water, return flows from irrigation, tail water, leach water, operational spills, and any other water which overflows and floods such lands, originating from lands within such water districts."