(70 ILCS 605/2-12)
(from Ch. 42, par. 2-12)
Interference by Landowner-Penalty-Exceptions.
The landowner shall not wilfully and intentionally interfere with any
ditches or natural drains which cross his land in such manner that such
ditches or natural drains shall fill or become obstructed with any matter
which shall materially impede or interfere with the flow of water. If the
landowner violates the provisions of this section he commits a petty
offense. Each day's violation shall be a separate offense. Provided, this
Section does not apply to any ditches or drains which are entirely on the
land of the landowner, nor does this Section prohibit the construction of
artificial impoundments or the temporary interruption of the flow of water
by such impoundments.
(Source: P.A. 77-2405.)