suprariparian

suprariparian

Upstream; describes the relative position of two properties that border a river or stream.The one that is upstream, in the direction against the current, is the suprariparian property. In some states,suprariparian owners may not take so much of the water from the stream or river as to deny its use to those downstream.

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