New York Water Law
WATERS & WATER RIGHTS, Lexis, 2012
13 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2009 Last revised: 12 Mar 2012
Date Written: March 10, 2012
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
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