Each division shall have charge of administering the activities indicated by its title and such other duties and functions as may be assigned by the commissioner, subject to the right of the commissioner to revise and change assignments of any and all activities or of specific duties or functions at any time as the commissioner may see fit, including but not limited to the right to abolish or revise existing divisions or to establish new divisions. The commissioner may, by written order filed in the Office of the Secretary of State, delegate to the directors or other designated employees, any of the powers or duties vested in or imposed upon the commissioner by Laws 1943, chapter 60, or by any other law upon such conditions as the commissioner may prescribe and subject to modification or revocation at the commissioner's pleasure. Such delegated powers and duties may be exercised or performed by the respective directors or other employees in their own names or in the name of the commissioner, as the commissioner may direct.
The director of the Division of Waters may purchase technical and scientific equipment needed for the functions and duties of the director's office.
Money appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for the Division of Waters or its director to conduct hydrologic studies remains available until spent.