Arizona Law Where Ground and Surface Water Meet
John D. Leshy
University of California Hastings College of the Law
James Joseph Belanger
Lewis & Roca Attorneys
May 1, 1988
Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1988
This paper surveys the evolution of Arizona water law where ground and surface water interact. Historically, state law tended to separate the two. For decades, Arizona has wrestled with the issue of how to manage water where the two resources interact (which is often the case). The paper argues that Arizona's constitutional, statutory, and common law framework furnishes a sound basis for unitary management of Arizona's water resources.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 93
Keywords: Water law, surface water, groundwater, environmental regulation, water rights
JEL Classification: Q2, Q00
Date posted: May 10, 2010
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