Flashcards in Water Rights Deck (13):
Under the riparian doctrine, the water belongs to who?
Those who own the land bordering the water course.
Under the riparian doctrine, those who own land bordering water are known as . . .
Riparians share the right of _______ use of the water.
One riparian will be liable if his or her use of the water . . .
Unreasonably interfere with others use.
Under the prior application doctrine, the water initially belong to whom?
Under the prior application doctrine, the right to divert and use water can be acquired by _______, regardless of whether or not he happens to be a riparian owner.
Under the prior application doctrine, rights are determined by the priority of ________ ____.
Under the prior application doctrine, the norm for allocation is . . .
first in time, first in right.
Under the prior application doctrine, what is sufficient to create an appropriation right?
Any productive or beneficial use of the water, including use for agriculture.
Groundwater/percolating water belongs to who? What restriction?
The surface owner
Surface owner cannot be wasteful
Which rule applies to surface waters?
Common enemy rule
A landowner may change drainage or make any other changes/improvements on his land to combat the flow of _______ ________.