Prior Appropriation: A Reassessment

Water Law Review, Vol 18, No. 2, 2015

84 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2015

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the literature critiquing the Prior Appropriation Doctrine, examines the historical evolution of the doctrine, and offers recommendations for modernizing its major concepts.

Keywords: prior appropriation; water law; reform

Suggested Citation

MacDonnell, Lawrence, Prior Appropriation: A Reassessment (2015). Water Law Review, Vol 18, No. 2, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2691098 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2691098

Lawrence MacDonnell (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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