Interstate Compact Defining a Portion of the Arizona-Nevada Boundary on the Colorado River

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Interstate Compact Defining a Portion of the Arizona-Nevada Boundary on the Colorado River
Formation date: 1960
Member jurisdictions: 2
Issue(s): Boundary

The Interstate Compact Defining a Portion of the Arizona-Nevada Boundary on the Colorado River is an interstate compact between Arizona and California.

Text of the compact

The legislature of each member state passes the laws with certain modifications, but the core of the legislation remains the same.

Article I: Purpose

The boundary between the States of Arizona and Nevada on the Colorado River between the point where the Nevada-California state line intersects the 35th degree of latitude north and Davis Dam has become indefinite and uncertain because of meanderings in the main channel of the Colorado River with the result that a state of confusion exists as to the true and correct location of the boundary and the enforcement and administration of the laws of the two states have been rendered difficult.

The purpose of this Compact is to fix the location of the boundary line between the States of Arizona and Nevada on the Colorado River between the point where the Nevada-California state line intersects the 35th degree of latitude north and Davis Dam.

Article II:Description

The boundary between the States of Arizona and Nevada on the Colorado River between the point where the Nevada-California state line intersects the 35th degree of latitude north and Davis Dam is herewith defined as a line passing through a series of fixed points located in the mid-channel of the Colorado River which are tied by bearing and distance to establish monuments and described as follows:

Point No. 1, being the place of beginning where the Nevada-California boundary intersects the 35th degree of latitude north; thence northerly 18,099.91 feet along a curve to the right (with a radius bearing North 63°34¢35² East, a distance of 13,901.63 feet) to

Point No. 2, which point is North 51°24¢59² West 2,769.37 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence North 48°10¢31² East 1,383.38 feet to

Point No. 3, which point is North 23°05¢44² West 2,880.52 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence northeasterly 2,625.09 feet along a curve to the right with a radius of 12,170.00 feet to

  Point No. 4, which point is North 13°27¢17² East 4,294.35 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence northerly 10,610.88 feet along a curve to the left with a radius of 5,775.00 feet to

  Point No. 5, which is North 9°40¢04² East 13,460.60 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence North 44°44¢23² West, 1,364.03 feet to

  Point No. 6, which point is North 5°13¢06² East 14,297.57 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence northwesterly 7,745.77 feet along a curve to the left with a radius of 15,000.00 feet to

  Point No. 7, which point is South 74°59¢41² West 1,077.76 feet from the southeast corner of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence northwesterly 2,687.16 feet along a curve to the right with a radius of 5,250.00 feet to

  Point No. 8, which point is North 72°18¢49² West 3,334.98 feet from the southeast corner of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian; thence North 45°00¢00² West 1,251.30 feet to

  Point No. 9, which point is North 65°13¢02² West 4,647.83 feet from the southeast corner of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian; thence northerly 2,567.51 feet along a curve to the right with a radius of 1,738.94 feet to

  Point No. 10, which point is South 77°14¢52² West 4,476.96 feet from the northeast corner of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 39°35¢46² East 1,896.58 feet to

  Point No. 11, which point is North 81°28¢29² West 3,192.99 feet from the southeast corner of Section 13, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 50°05¢20² East 1,377.07 feet to

  Point No. 12, which point is North 57°09¢02² West 2,501.42 feet from the southeast corner of Section 13, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 38°39¢33² East 1,670.68 feet to

  Point No. 13, which point is North 21°40¢31² West 2,863.96 feet from the southeast corner of Section 13, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence easterly 6,083.30 feet along a curve to the right with a radius of 6,332.12 feet to

  Point No. 14, which point is South 1°45¢06² East 944.43 feet from the northwest corner of Section 34, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence South 86°17¢53² East 5,190.37 feet to

  Point No. 15, which point is South 3°31¢00² West 1,233.10 feet from the northeast corner of Section 34, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 74°12¢01² East 3,528.76 feet to

  Point No. 16, which point is South 85°21¢02² East 3,330.79 feet from the northeast corner of Section 34, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 66°35¢02² East 1,383.98 feet to

  Point No. 17, which point is North 86°30¢32² East 4,598.33 feet from the northeast corner of Section 34, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 54°25¢00² East 1,499.93 feet to

  Point No. 18, which point is South 7°03¢48² East 4,297.47 feet from the northwest corner of Section 25, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 29°56¢02² East 1,974.24 feet to

  Point No. 19, which point is South 30°39¢10² East 2,968.79 feet from the northwest corner of Section 25, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 23°56¢24² East 2,404.51 feet to

  Point No. 20, which point is South 64°33¢16² West 3,266.89 feet from the northeast corner of Section 12, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 6°07¢27² West 1,406.23 feet to

  Point No. 21, which point is South 89°54¢00² West 3,100.00 feet from the northeast corner of Section 12, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 10°55¢52² West 878.83 feet to

  Point No. 22, which point is North 75°17¢33² West 3,377.31 feet from the northeast corner of Section 12, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 6°44¢28² East 1,289.72 feet to

  Point No. 23, which point is South 58°26¢58² West 3,655.64 feet from the northeast corner of Section 1, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 15°26¢06² East 2,078.24 feet to

  Point No. 24, which point is North 87°58¢32² West 2,563.75 feet from the northeast corner of Section 1, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 10°47¢16² East 3,339.47 feet to

  Point No. 25, which point is South 57°52¢49² East 3,931.95 feet from the northwest corner of Section 13, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 0°37¢06² East 2,000.00 feet to

  Point No. 26, which point is South 88°26¢53² East 3,352.93 feet from the northwest corner of Section 13, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 0°37¢06² East 5,269.57 feet to

  Point No. 27, which point is South 88°42¢05² East 3,542.59 feet from the southwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 5°11¢28² West 1,401.89 feet to

  Point No. 28, which point is North 68°55¢18² East 3,659.71 feet from the southwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 20°04¢51² West 1,401.38 feet to

  Point No. 29, which point is South 45°32¢18² East 3,758.25 feet from the northwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 5°07¢03² West 2,570.29 feet to

  Point No. 30, which point is South 88°18¢29² East 2,454.13 feet from the northwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 1°49¢01² East 934.17 feet to

  Point No. 31, which point is North 70°51¢57² East 2,627.86 feet from the northwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada and monumented by a brass cap in the roadway of the highway crossing Davis Dam. 

Article III: Ratification and Effective Date

This compact shall become operative when it has been ratified and approved by the Legislatures of the States of Arizona and Nevada and approved by the Congress of the United States.

Dated this 6th day of February, 1960, at Phoenix, Arizona.

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