Changing Land Uses in the Platte and Arkansas Basins

by Gary L. Lewis, Boyle Engineering Corp, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


Several water disputes among various parties in the Platte and Arkansas River Basins may have significant impacts on future land use practices. This paper describes five cases being litigated in either state water courts, the United States Supreme Court, or federal district courts. Aspects of the cases are reviewed, and the implications on near and long-term water management and land use practices are discussed.

Subject Headings: Legal affairs | Land use | Basins | Water management | Water resources | Water rights | Streamflow | Dispute resolution | Arkansas | United States

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