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Water Law - State Resources

Books

Ashley, Jeffrey S., Groundwater management in the West, University of Nebraska Press, 1999

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number TD223.6 .A85 1999

Beck, Robert E., Waters and water rights, LexisNexis, 2009 (3rd ed.)

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number KF645 .W38 2009

Blomquist, William, Common waters, diverging streams: linking institutions to water management in Arizona, California, and Colorado, Resources for the Future, 2004

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number TD224 .A7 B56 2004

Brookshire, David S., Water policy in New Mexico: addressing the challenge of an uncertain future, RFF Press, 2012

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number TD224 .N6 W38 2012

Johnson, John W., United States water law: an introduction, CRC Press, 2009

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number KF645 .J65 2009

Lewis, William M., Jr., Water and climate in the western United States, University Press of Colorado, 2003

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number TD223.6 .W38 2003

Miller, Char, Fluid arguments: five centuries of western water conflict, University of Arizona Press, 2001

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number TD223.9 .F58 2001

Pisani, Donald J., Water, land, and law in the West: the limits of public policy, 1850-1920, University Press of Kansas, 1996

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number HD1695 .W48 P58 1996

Reisner, Marc, Cadillac desert: the American West and its disappearing water, Penguin Books, 1993

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number HD1739 .A17 R45 1993

Reisner, Marc, Overtapped oasis: reform or revolution for western water, Island Press, 1990

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number HD1695 .A17 R45 1990

Schorr, David, The Colorado doctrine: water rights, corporations, and distributive justice on the American frontier, Yale University Press, 2012

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number KF646 .S36 2012

Wilds, Leah J., Water politics in northern Nevada: a century of struggle, University of Nevada Press, 2010

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number TD224 .N2 W54 2010

Wright, Kenneth W., ed., Water rights of the eastern United States, American Water Works Association, 1998

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number KF645 .W384 1998

Worster, Donald, Rivers of empire: water, aridity, and the growth of the American West, Oxford University Press, 1992

  • Available in the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at call number HD1695 .A17 W67 1985

Articles

This list is a small sample of relevant articles and should not be considered a comprehensive bibliography.

General

Mark S. David & Michael Pappas, "Escaping the Sporhase Maze: Protecting State Waters Within the Commerce Clause", 73 LA L. Rev. 175 (2012)

Eastern U.S.

Steven T. Miano and Michael E. Crane, "Eastern Water Law: Historical Perspectives and Emerging Trends", 18 Nat. Resources & Env't. 14 (2003-2004)

Richard F. Ricci et al., "Battles Over Eastern Water", 21 Nat. Resources & Env't 38 (2006-2007)

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, volume 25, no. 1 (2002), The Ben J. Altheimer Symposium - Water Rights in the 21st Century: the Challenges Move East. Issue includes:

Northwestern & Northeastern U.S.

Environmental Law, volume 26, no. 1 (1996), Symposium on Northwest Water Law

Rebecca Cruz Guiao, "How Tribal Water Rights are Won in the West: Three Case Studies from the Northwest", 37 Am. Indian L. Rev. 283 (2012-2013)

Ann J. Gellis, "Water Supply in the Northeast: A Study in Regulatory Failure", 12 Ecology L.Q. 429 (1984-1985)

Southwestern & Southeastern U.S.

Brett Buchheit, "The American Southwest Water Crisis: Impending Disaster and the Road to Collapse", 1 Appalachian Nat. Resources L.J. 1 (2006-2007)

Bonnie G. Colby, "Economic Impacts of Water Law - State Law and Water Market Development in the Southwest", 28 Nat. Resources J. 721 (1988)

Joseph W. Dellapenna, "Interstate Struggles Over Rivers: The Southeastern States and the Struggle Over the Hooch", 12 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 828 (2003-2005)

Sean D. Lyttle, "The Third World in the American Southwest: The Navajo Nation's Water Crisis and the Failures of Water Law", 2 Geo. J. L. & Mod. Critical Race Persp. 83 (2010)

C. Grady Moore, "Water Wars: Interstate Water Allocation in the Southeast", 14 Nat. Resources & Env't. 5 (1999-2000)

Andrew Thornley, "A Tale of Two River Basins: The Southeast Finds Itself in a Rare Interstate Water Struggle", 9 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 97 (2005-2006)

Albert E. Utton, "Water and the Arid Southwest: An International Region Under Stress", 34 Nat. Resources J. 957 (1994)

Robert E. Vest, "Water Wars in the Southeast: Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Square Off over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin", 9 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 689 (1992-1993)

Western U.S.

Jedidiah Brewer et al., "Transferring Water in the American West: 1987-2005", 40 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 1021 (2006-2007)

Carol Necole Brown, "Drinking from a Deep Well: The Public Trust Doctrine and Western Water Law", 34 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1 (2006-2007)

James N. Corbridge, Jr. and Charles F. Wilkinson, "The Prior Appropriation System in Western Water Law: The Law Viewed Through the Example of the Rio Grande Basin", Western Water Law in Transition Summer Conference (6th: 1985: Boulder, Colo.)

Denise D. Fort & Summer McKean, "Groundwater Policy in the Western United States", 47 Idaho L. Rev. 325 (2010-2011)

David H. Getches, "The Metamorphosis of Western Water Policy: Have Federal Laws and Local Decisions Eclipsed the States' Role?", 20 Stan. Envtl. L. J. 3 (2001)

Andrew P. Morriss, "Lessons from the Development of Western Water Law for Emerging Water Markets: Common Law vs. Central Planning", 80 Or. L. Rev. 861 (2001)

Joseph L. Sax, "Reflections on Western Water Law", 34 Ecology L.Q. 299 (2007)

Steven J. Shupe, "Waste in Western Water Law: a Blueprint for Change", 61 Or. L. Rev. 483 (1982)

Charles F. Wilkinson, "Western Water Law in Transition", 56 U. Colo. L. Rev. 317 (1984-1985)

"A History of Water Law, Water Rights and Water Development in Wyoming, 1868-2002", Wyoming Water Development Commission, June 2004