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New York Water Law

WATERS & WATER RIGHTS, Lexis, 2012

13 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2009 Last revised: 12 Mar 2012

David N. Cassuto

Pace University - School of Law

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Date Written: March 10, 2012

Abstract

This chapter of the Lexis Treatise, Waters & Water Rights provides an overview of the statutes and cases governing water law in New York State. The state's water law is primarily codified in Article 15 of New York Environmental Conservation Law, with residual issues defined by common law. New York is considered a reasonable use riparian jurisdiction, although its comprehensive legal framework could also fit under the rubric of "regulated riparianism." This chapter surveys water law in the state - from interstate compact down to municipal flood control ordinance and attempts to contextualize them within the overall state legal framework.

Keywords: water, water law,water rights, water use, environment, environmental law

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K11, K13, K19, K32, Q15, Q20, Q25, Q29

Suggested Citation

Cassuto, David N., New York Water Law (March 10, 2012). WATERS & WATER RIGHTS, Lexis, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1356894

David Cassuto (Contact Author)

Pace University - School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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