Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300362
Title:
Constraints on Water Development by the Appropriation Doctrine (invited)
Author:
Lorah, William L.
Affiliation:
Wright Water Engineers, Inc.
Issue Date:
20-Apr-1974
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
The doctrine of prior appropriation used in the arid western states has encouraged rapid exploitation of our natural water resources. Those who beneficially used the water first, regardless of type of use or efficiency, obtained a perpetual right to always be first. As frontiers for exploiting our natural resources shrink, the Appropriation Doctrine is changing under the stresses of the 1970's. Our water allocations system is changing as new water -use priorities emerge along with changing quality standards. Government at all levels, along with planners and engineers, must understand the institutional and legal constraints put on water development by our historic water rights system so that intelligent decisions can be made in developing and maintaining our natural water resources.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Water law; Prior appropriation; Water rights; Water policy; Water resources development; Beneficial use; Institutional constraints; Appropriation; Preferences (water rights); Riparian rights; Water resources; Common law; Governments; Administrative agencies; Priorities; Planning; Reasonable use; Water utilization; Alternative water use; Water supply
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleConstraints on Water Development by the Appropriation Doctrine (invited)en_US
dc.contributor.authorLorah, William L.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentWright Water Engineers, Inc.en_US
dc.date.issued1974-04-20-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractThe doctrine of prior appropriation used in the arid western states has encouraged rapid exploitation of our natural water resources. Those who beneficially used the water first, regardless of type of use or efficiency, obtained a perpetual right to always be first. As frontiers for exploiting our natural resources shrink, the Appropriation Doctrine is changing under the stresses of the 1970's. Our water allocations system is changing as new water -use priorities emerge along with changing quality standards. Government at all levels, along with planners and engineers, must understand the institutional and legal constraints put on water development by our historic water rights system so that intelligent decisions can be made in developing and maintaining our natural water resources.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater lawen_US
dc.subjectPrior appropriationen_US
dc.subjectWater rightsen_US
dc.subjectWater policyen_US
dc.subjectWater resources developmenten_US
dc.subjectBeneficial useen_US
dc.subjectInstitutional constraintsen_US
dc.subjectAppropriationen_US
dc.subjectPreferences (water rights)en_US
dc.subjectRiparian rightsen_US
dc.subjectWater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectCommon lawen_US
dc.subjectGovernmentsen_US
dc.subjectAdministrative agenciesen_US
dc.subjectPrioritiesen_US
dc.subjectPlanningen_US
dc.subjectReasonable useen_US
dc.subjectWater utilizationen_US
dc.subjectAlternative water useen_US
dc.subjectWater supplyen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300362-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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