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Arizona’s In-State Surface Water Resources:  Appropriable Water, Used Appropriately, Fosters Economic Development

This article is Part 3 of a series providing information about the resilience of Arizona’s water supplies during a time in which the news is dominated by stories about drought and scarcity.  As we noted in Part 1, Arizona has a very diverse water portfolio to draw on, including Colorado River water, in-state surface water, […]

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Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Application of the Anti-Speculation Doctrine to Water Permit Extension Requests

By Justin L. Carley & Tom A. Skelly In Nevada, water is a public resource, meaning no person or entity can hold ownership title, but at most can enjoy the right to beneficial use. A party who wishes to appropriate water must apply for a permit from the State Engineer. If the applicant shows that […]

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