riparian right


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riparian right

The right of a landowner to use water from a river or other body of water on which his land abuts.
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(66) These riparian rights did not create a property interest in the water itself but rather a right of use that is appurtenant to the ownership of riparian lands.
In the West, riparian rights have been most important in states along the Pacific coast and those straddling the one-hundredth meridian that generally divides the humid east from the arid lands beyond.
* Riparian rights are considered to be part of the riparian land.
(c) unless the right is reserved, a parcel severed from contiguity by conveyance loses the riparian right and it cannot thereafter be reestablished;
natural channel under the common law of riparian rights. (244) The
Sindh sought to insert in the policy the internationally accepted principles of lower riparian rights and wanted guarantee that 'any diversions/interruptions of water flow should not adversely affect the lower riparian and shall only be allowed after the explicit consent of the lower riparian.' It also wanted to protect adequate release downstream Kotri for ecology, aqua life and sea intrusion but the language was contested by the water resources secretary.
"In Virginia, we have laws regarding riparian rights east of Interstate 95," Johnson said.
Keen fishermen take note - it's got riparian rights on the River Thaw.