What does water right mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. water right, riparian right(noun)

    right of access to water


  1. Water right

    Water right in water law refers to the right of a user to use water from a water source, e.g., a river, stream, pond or source of groundwater. In areas with plentiful water and few users, such systems are generally not complicated or contentious. In other areas, especially arid areas where irrigation is practiced, such systems are often the source of conflict, both legal and physical. Some systems treat surface water and ground water in the same manner, while others use different principles for each. Water rights generally emerge from a person's ownership of the land bordering the banks of a watercourse or from a person's actual use of a watercourse. Water rights are conferred and regulated by judge-made Common Law, state and federal legislative bodies, and other government departments. Water rights can also be created by contract, as when one person transfers his water rights to another. In the eighteenth century, regulation of water was primarily governed by custom and practice. As the U.S. population expanded over the next two centuries, however, and the use of water for agrarian and domestic purposes increased, water became viewed as a finite and frequently scarce resource. As a result, laws were passed to establish guidelines for the fair distribution of this resource. Courts began developing common-law doctrines to accommodate landowners who asserted competing claims over a body of water. These doctrines govern three areas: riparian rights, surface water rights, and underground water rights.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of water right in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of water right in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Riverton Undersheriff Ryan Lee:

    It’s still water right there, there’s not much current.

  2. Charles Runels:

    If we wouldn't have hit the snowbank, we'd be in the water right now.

  3. Steve Lehmann:

    It's one thing for the boys to be missing inside the vessel, and it's another thing for them to be missing in open water. ... Now they're in an even worse situation if they are to be in the water right now.

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