Legal Aspects of Ground Water Utilization

by Robert O. Thomas,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 4, Pg. 41-64

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper discusses the historical basis of water rights doctrines; their application to rights to the use of ground water; general considerations affecting the regulation of rights; various aspects of ground water utilization, including problems of recharge and water demand; and concludes with a presentation of some of the possible legal problem areas which may arise in planning and administering future ground water operations.

Subject Headings: Groundwater recharge | Legal affairs | Groundwater | Water demand | Water rights | Historic sites

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