General Statement of Prinicipal to be Included in State Water Rights Laws

Committee on Water Laws of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, ASCE

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 2, Pg. 317-322

Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: McFall Robert L. (See full record)
Discussion: Vansant Robert E. (See full record)
Discussion: Cardy W. Franklin G. (See full record)
Discussion: Kazmann Raphael G. (See full record)
Discussion: Axthelm Deon (See full record)
Discussion: Walker William R. (See full record)


States should declare water use policy establishing responsibility for controlling development and use of water. The paper suggests guides for regulations concerning vested rights, principles of priority, water filings, appropriation limits, completion of work, proof of beneficial use, adjudication, forfeiture, change in diversion, eminent domain, ground water, water quality, drainage requirements, safety of structures, administration of water rights, and development of interstate water resources.

Subject Headings: Water rights | Water resources | Laws | Spillways | Groundwater quality | Structural safety | Water use

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