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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A riparian right is "the right of a landowner whose property
Clearly, the best valuation approach in determining the contributing value of a riparian right is the before and after approach.
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.
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 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.