Water Law in a Nutshell

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Water Law in a Nutshell
David H. Getches

This new (2009) fourth edition is a small book (5 by 7.5 & 492 pages). In it, David Getches has managed to pack the story of water rights in the American west, with comments on the laws differing from one state to the
next. This can serve as a beginning for the reader new to water
rights legislation and also as an excellent quick reference.
Chapter One. Overview and Introduction to Water Law

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Water Law in a Nutshell
David H. Getches

This new (2009) fourth edition is a small book (5 by 7.5 & 492 pages). In it, David Getches has managed to pack the story of water rights in the American west, with comments on the laws differing from one state to the
next. This can serve as a beginning for the reader new to water
rights legislation and also as an excellent quick reference.
Chapter One. Overview and Introduction to Water Law

I. The Study of Water Law
II. Legal Systems for Water Allocation
III. Special Types of Water
V. Intergovernmental Problems
VI. Water Institutions

Chapter Two. Riparian Rights

I. History of the Riparian Doctrine
II. Riparian Lands
III. Nature of Riparian Rights
IV. Limits on Riparian Rights
V. Permit Systems
VI. Transfers of Riparian Rights
VII. Loss of Riparian Rights

Chapter Three. Prior Appropriation

I. General Description
II. Development of Prior Appropriation Doctrine
III. Appropriative Water Rights as Property
IV. Elements of Appropriation
V. Priority: Linchpin of the Appropriative Right
VI. Waters Subject to Appropriation
VII. Extent of the Appropriative Right
VIII. Procedures for Perfecting and Administering Rights
IX. Transfers and Changes of Water Rights
X. Loss of Water Rights
XI. Access to Water Sources
XII. Storage

Chapter Four. Hybrid Systems and Other Variations

I. Development of Hybrid Systems
II. Modifications of Riparian Rights in Hybrid Systems
III. Administration of Hybrid Systems
IV. Other Water Law Variations

Chapter Five. Rights to Use the Surface of Waterways

I. Public Rights in Navigable Waters
II. The Public Trust Doctrine
III. State-Recognized Public Rights of Surface Use of “Non-navigable” Waters
IV. Access to Waterways for Lawful Surface Use
V. Reciprocal Rights of riparian Owners

Chapter Six. Groundwater

I. Basic Hydrology
II. Allocating Rights in Groundwater
III. Conjunctive Use
IV. Groundwater Storage
V. Controlling Groundwater Contamination

Chapter Seven. Diffused Surface Waters

I. Watercourses and Diffused Surface Waters Distinguished
II. Protection From Damage by Surface Flows
III. Use of Diffused Surface Waters

Chapter Eight. Federal and Indian Reserved Rights

I. Reserved Rights Doctrine
II. Priority of Reserved Rights
III. Quantity
IV. Waters Reserved
V. Transfers of Reserved Rights
VI. Quantification
VII. “Non-Reserved” Federal Water Rights

Chapter Nine. Federal Control of Water and Water Development

I. Federal Powers
II. Federal Licensing of Water Power Projects
III. Federal Reclamation Projects
IV. Environmental Legislation
V. International Treaties

Chapter Ten. Interstate Allocation

I. Adjudication
II. Formation of Compact
III. Legislative Allocation
IV. State Restrictions on Water Export

Chapter Eleven. Water Service and Supply Organizations

I. Private Organizations
II. Public Organizations

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