264. Artificial watercourses.

264.     Artificial watercourses.

There may be a right to conduct water in an artificial channel over adjoining land1, in which event a party through whose land the water flows prima facie may abstract2 or divert the water without liability to other owners through whose land it flows3. If the water is discharged for a temporary and particular purpose, such as for the draining of mines4 or by tapping a natural source for mining purposes, no right to the uninterrupted use of the stream will be acquired by persons through whose land it