New York Water Law

David N. Cassuto

Pace University - School of Law

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

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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Date posted: March 12, 2009 ; Last revised: March 12, 2012

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

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Pace University - School of Law ( email )
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States
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