Law No. 20.304 on floods and the monitoring of reservoirs
This Law regulates the operation of control reservoirs that, due to their regulatory capacity or their proximity to inhabited places, allow, in cases of imminent flooding of water flows, to avoid or mitigate the risks to life, health or Public and private goods. All reservoirs, as well as their respective operator, must be registered in the Public Inventory of Hydraulic Works belonging to the Public Water Cadastre. The Law defines in detail the obligations of operators.