riparian rights


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riparian rights

pl.n.
Rights that are incident to the owning of land bounded or traversed by a stream of water, including the right to use of the water.
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In Virginia, we have laws regarding riparian rights east of Interstate 95," Johnson said.
Keen fishermen take note - it's got riparian rights on the River Thaw.
And all this has to be in the context of your riparian rights and duties.
Among the topics are climate change, riparian rights, the 1971 California-Nevada Interstate Water Compact, Harold Ickes, the US Department of Agriculture's small watershed program, Cape Cod Canal, and the Snake River Basin.
In the eastern United States, where water traditionally has been less scarce than in the West, it typically is common property, with riparian rights held by land owners whose properties are appurtenant to water.
The owners of riparian rights were entitled, among other things, to divert waters for domestic consumption and any other reasonable purpose.
Depending on the region, agricultural water is sourced from rainfall, irrigation districts, groundwater and riparian rights.
However, if the same market value impact is indicated as in the previous example but the water right is riparian, there may be no value for this water right on a stand-alone basis because riparian rights cannot be transferred.
Riparian rights arrangements on international rivers for sharing of water rights among the riparian countries for electricity production, among other uses.
In the past, riparian rights in the American West have followed the principles of "first come, first served" and "use it or lose it": If you don't divert water from a stream for some use, you lose your right to it.