riparian right


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ripar′ian right′


n.
a right, as fishing or use of water for irrigation or power, enjoyed by a person who owns riparian property.
[1885–90]
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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.
See also "riparian right," BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY 1352 (8th ed.
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.
* 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.
NESTLED in the beautiful Derwent Gorge amid the largest native broadleaf woodland in England, this historic stone-built farmhouse is the perfect rural retreat - complete with riparian rights, mature gardens, a wild flower meadow, an orchard and a large vegetable planting area with stonewall boundary.
A great feature is the Riparian Rights through the private association which provides water access for kayaks and paddle boards off Clay Creek Court.
modified the natural flow doctrine of riparian rights into a
The property also comes with the usual riparian rights. Most of the garden is lawn and there are mature trees, shrubs and recently planted borders.
Of the many issues that the partition of India in 1947 did not address in time, and were left to worsen the relations between India and Pakistan, the issue of riparian rights was only next in importance to the issue of Kashmir.