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water rights

See riparian rights (surface waters, rivers, and streams) and littoral rights (oceans, lakes, and other large bodies of water).

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Mitchell, Blacketor and Associates conveyed the water right for $1 to Westfir in 1979, the year of the city's incorporation.
For instance, in the Reno/Truckee Basin of Nevada the median price for 1,025 agriculture-to-urban water rights sales between 2002 and 2009 (2008 prices) was $17,685/ AF as compared to $1,500/AF for 13 agriculture-to-agriculture sales.
With growing water scarcity and conflicts in many regions of the world, water rights and property relations have become a pivotal issue in water legislation efforts, policy debates and rural development programs.
At a minimum, even when the water right is being valued on a stand-alone basis, when the historical use is irrigating agricultural land, general value indicators should be presented for both non-irrigated and irrigated lands.
When the listed species are aquatic, the federal government can step in and restrict what had been seen by many for generations as inviolable water rights.
A third difficulty is estimating the willingness of water right holders to participate in the water bank.
Dow issued a series of priority calls beginning in 2009 asserting its "senior" right to divert water from the Brazos River - and force "junior" water rights holders to curtail their use.
Settler society and Aboriginal conceptions of water rights differ in many respects.
Northern Dynasty's water rights application for Upper Talarik Creek clearly reveals some of the risks the proposed Pebble Mine poses to Bristol Bay salmon habitat," said hydrologist Geoff Coble, president of Coble Geophysical Services.
Since June 30, 1993, the issue of whether I owned the range and water rights I claimed was not an issue before the court.
However, it was located within the boundaries of a municipal irrigation district formed in 1964 to acquire water rights and, in 1968, Congress authorized construction of a project to bring water to the district.

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