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Main Title Southwestern groundwater law: a textual and bibliographic interpretation,
Author Chalmers, John R.
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Office of Arid Lands Studies.
Publisher University of Arizona, Office of Arid Lands Studies,
Year Published 1974
Report Number Arid Lands Resource-IP-4; DI-14-31-0001-9071; OWRR-W-161(9071); 04460,; W-161(9071)(1)
Stock Number PB-228 130
OCLC Number 00985008
Subjects Groundwater--Law and legislation--Southwest, New ; Groundwater--Law and legislation--Arizona ; Water rights--Southwest, New ; Water rights--Arizona
Additional Subjects Water law ; Ground water ; Arid land ; Legislation ; Arizona ; California ; Colorado ; Nevada ; New Mexico ; Texas ; Utah ; Irrigation ; Water resources ; Bibliographies ; Water rights ; Southwestern United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  KF5575.Z95 C45 1974 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/04/2015
NTIS  PB-228 130 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 229 p. illus. 28 cm.
An attempt is made to bring together up-to-date information on the interpretation of groundwater law doctrines and applied water management policies in the southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah, where none is able to meet present water demand from surface supplies. The resulting mining of groundwater, largely to meet irrigation needs, is creating a critical situation that each of the states covered seeks to meet in a variety of ways. aThe doctrines of correlative rights, the English common law, prior appropriation and its contemporary modifications, are discussed, state by state. While Arizona has been selected to serve as a case study to put the problem of a diminishing groundwater supply in perspective, there is also a chronological survey of the development of groundwater rights law for each of the states. A final chapter deals with the concept of a statutory revision of Arizona's code, with a modified prior appropriation doctrine recommended. Appended is a 180-item computerized annotated bibliography.
Prepared for the U.S. Water Resources Scientific Information Center. Bibliography: p. 141-220.