riparian right

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ripar′ian right′

a right, as fishing or use of water for irrigation or power, enjoyed by a person who owns riparian property.
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Noun1.riparian right - right of access to water
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
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The riparian right exists solely because the land is located next to a natural water supply, and the right to the surface water resides in the ownership of the land.
When the California Supreme Court decided that downstream landowners had a riparian right to allow the river flow across their land to nourish grasses that provided feed for cattle on the land, (13) it had the effect of prohibiting development of hydroelectric dams upstream because their impoundment of water would significantly interfere with the natural flow.
Laguna Niguel-based Robinson Development claimed it had that right - known as a riparian right - when it began using a controversial well to provide water for Robinson Ranch earlier this year.
Clearly, the best valuation approach in determining the contributing value of a riparian right is the before and after approach.
A riparian right is part and parcel of riparian land, and the right to the flow is real property.
The court held that the superiority of the riparian right blocked the impoundment project.
In the case of India, which officially rejects Articles 1 of the 1966 Covenants on Human Rights, this non-compliance has led directly to the unresolved and hugely destructive conflicts in Kashmir, Punjab, Assam and Nagalim over sovereignty, territory and riparian rights.
The buyer plans to sell the remaining residential condos and potentially utilize the riparian rights for a marina concept.
THE OLD RECTORY, BIRDINGBURY, RUGBY, WARKS Believed to date from 1760 and built by the Biddulph family, whose crest is carved into the orangery, this Grade II listed property has views of rolling countryside, plus parkland meadow and lake with riparian rights.
The topics include riparian rights, hybrid systems and other variations, diffused surface waters, federal and Indian reserved rights, and water service and supply organizations.