238. The operator may, for mining purposes and according to law,
(1) develop a watercourse and render it navigable;
(2) build a canal between watercourses to create a transportation route necessary for the operation of the mine;
(3) take water from any source of supply, provided the rights of any other persons to the same source of supply are protected;
(4) divert water from its course to work mineral-bearing placers.