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water right

n.
1. often water rights The legal right to use water, especially bodies of water or sources of water adjacent to one's own property or on or from a property belonging to another.
2. Nautical The right to navigate on particular waters.
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water right

n
(Law) the right to make use of a water supply, as for irrigation
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wa′ter right`


n.
1. the right to make use of the water from a particular stream, lake, or irrigation canal.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.water 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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As we were in search of pure water, we did not wish to overlook any portion of the coast, and so after sounding and finding that we had ample depth, I ran the U-33 between head-lands into as pretty a landlocked harbor as sailormen could care to see, with good water right up to within a few yards of the shore.
"We had fair breezes, smooth water right into the tropics, and the old Judea lumbered along in the sun- shine.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Afghanistan will fully observe its commitments in respecting the water right of Iran from Helmand River, Afghan Deputy Minister of Water Khan Mohammad Takal said in Tehran at the end of the 19th Joint Committee of commissaries of the Helmand River.
doctrine,' it has carefully examined both the asserted water right
Reportedly, in 1972, Iran and Afghanistan signed an agreement concerning Hirmand water, which was to the huge disadvantage of Iran and reduced its water right to less than 10%.
In our state, small water withdrawals of ground water (less than 5,000 gallons per day) do not generally require a water right. Where there are no municipal water systems available, typically in rural areas, there is no other real option, since it's almost impossible to acquire a water right.
The law, which failed last year, is a compromise between urban conservationists and farmers concerned about their water rights. It states that "a rain barrel does not constitute a water right" and requires the state engineer to track adoption and usage among homeowners.
The city's water right to draw from a fork of the Willamette River is junior to the right that preserves the river's in-stream flow that primarily benefits fish.
Accordingly, Vidler's 470 acre ft water rights in Dodge Flat, northern Nevada, USA, will be bought by a Nevada a gold mining company that exercised its option to purchase, for about USD3m.
Grantham and Viers (2014) analyzed California's water rights database to evaluate where and to what extent water has been allocated to human uses relative to natural supplies.

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