Abstract of the laws of the several states and territories on irrigation and water rights.
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Abstract of the laws of the several states and territories on irrigation and water rights. by O. A. Critchett

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Published by Gov"t print. off. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Irrigation laws -- United States.,
  • Water -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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StatementComp. by O. A. Critchett. Pub. by authority of the secretary of agriculture.
SeriesUnited States. Office of irrigation inquiry. Bulletin, no. 1
LC ClassificationsHD1727 .A4
The Physical Object
Pagination180 p.
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6992954M
LC Control Number08001967

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Abstract of the laws of the several states and territories on irrigation and water rights. (Washington, Gov't Print. Off., ), by O. A. Critchett (page images at HathiTrust) Federal reclamation laws. (Washington, Govt. print. off., ), by statutes United States. Laws, Porter Wilkins Dent, Glenna Frances Sinclair, and United States. A treatise on the law of irrigation and water rights: and the arid region doctrine of appropriation of waters as the same is in force in the states of the arid and semi-arid regions of the United States: and also including an abstract of the statutes of the respective states, and the decisions of the courts relating to those subjects.   The discussion draft would also prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from requiring any water user to apply for or acquire water rights in the name of the United States under state law as a condition of the issuance, renewal, amendment, . 'See, generally, 2 S. C. WIEL, WATER RIGHTS IN THE WESTERN STATES, §§ (3 d ed. ); 2 C. S. KINNEY, A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF IRRIGATION AND WATER RIGHTS §§ (2d ed. ); Thompson and Fiedler, Some Problems Relating to Legal Control of Use of Ground Waters, 30 J. AM.

Court decisions and state law have validated this system and appropriated rights belong to anyone who puts the water to “beneficial use.” The remaining states, ten western and midwestern states, operate under a mix of riparian and prior appropriation water laws. The federal government is involved in water rights . A water right is the legal right to use the physical supply of water sitting on, beneath or adjoining land. In the United States, water rights attached to the land can be a valuable asset. the state of the world water and reduce water conflicts among the nations (Rahaman and Varis, ). Principles of international water law Several studies scrutinise the general provisions of the Helsinki Rules and UN irrigation purposes) and Canada ( Treaty between the . The United States was served pursuant to the McCarran Amendment in which Congress consented to having the United States joined in cases adjudicating and administrating water rights where it appeared the United States is the owner or is in the process of acquiring water rights under state law.

mining booms and irrigation development in the semi-arid State. A law designed to adjudicate water rights through the courts was tried in Nevada in the early s. The law proved a failure. The determination of water rights through the courts was unsatisfactory, as well as being a long, expensive, and tedious process. A Treatise on the Law of Irrigation and Water Rights and the Arid Region Doctrine of Appropriation of Waters, As the Same is in Force in the States of the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of the United States; And also Including an Abstract of the Statutes of the Respective States, and the Decisions of the Courts Relating to Those Subjects.   State Law Water Right Claims. The federal government has also had many notable successes in acquiring water rights under state law. For instance, in the Snake River Adjudication, the United States has been partially decreed approximat stockwater rights under state law on BLM lands and approximately 9, on national forest lands. meet. For example, Argentina’s water laws require applicants for water permits to provide certain information, such as “the extensions of land for irrigation, how many properties are involved or affected, the volume of water to be used, the manner in which water would be delivered [and] works needed to capture water.