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Water Rights

Water Rights

Discover the three doctrinal schemes involved with water rights (i.e., natural bodies and channels, percolating ground water, and surface water) and when they are used.

Transcript

Welcome to our clip on water rights! There are three distinct doctrinal schemes that we will survey in this clip; which doctrinal scheme applies depends on the location and status of the water with which you’re dealing.

The first doctrinal scheme that we will cover concerns “natural bodies and channels of water”—lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, and so on. The second involves “percolating ground water,” or underground reservoirs—that is, water located underneath the ground, in wells, aquifers,...

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