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Water Law - Texas

Texas Water Laws

Texas Statutes

  • Three of Texas' codes are particularly related to water law: the Texas Auxiliary Water Laws, the Texas Special District Local Laws Code, and the Texas Water Code. The Natural Resources Code, the Parks & Wildlife Code, and the Utilities Code also contain relevant laws.

Texas Water Law Timeline, Texas Legislative Reference Library

Additional Resources

Tim Brown, A Primer for Understanding Texas Water Law (2006)

Rights to Surface Water in Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 2009

Surface Water and Groundwater in Texas, University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2014

A Texan's Guide to Water and Water Rights Marketing, Texas Water Development Board, 2003

Texas Water Law, Texas A&M University

Texas Water Law: Basics of Groundwater Law, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, October 2013

Texas Water Law: Basics of Surface Water Law, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, September 2013

Texas Water Resources Research Guide, Texas Legislative Reference Library