The Act of October 9, 1940, (16 USC 835i, 54 Stat. 1085) supplementing the Project Act, authorized the Secretary of the Interior to contract with the State of Washington for maintenance and operation of fish hatcheries built as part of the fish protection program required on the Columbia Basin Project.
Public Law 87-728 (76 Stat. 678) provided that the project shall be governed by the Act of June 17, 1902, otherwise known as the Reclamation Act.
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