A Vital Explanation of Water Law and PolicyBecause demand for and access to quality water far exceeds the current supply, it is increasingly critical to understand the state and federal laws and policies that govern water rights. From farming, fishing, and biology to manufacturing, mine operation, and public water supply, water regulation affects a
Introduction. The Division of Authority between Federal and State Governments. Allocation of Interstate Water Rights. Public Rights to Use Surface Waters. Water Ownership. Water Supply and Uses. Riparian Rights. Prior Appropriation. Ground Water. Native American Rights. Environmental Regulation. Nuisance and Tort Law. Social Theory. Louisiana & Hawaii Water Law. The Future of Water Resources in the United States. Water Corporations. Reclamation.
Western States Water Systems and Fees. Clasification of Water Bodies and Types of Precipitation. Prominent Federal Agencies Dealing With United States Waters. Appendices. Index. Table of Cases. Table of Statutes.