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Putting Indian Reservation Water Rights To Use, Richard B. Collins Jun 1985

Putting Indian Reservation Water Rights To Use, Richard B. Collins

Western Water Law in Transition (Summer Conference, June 3-5)

10 pages.


Agenda: Western Water Law In Transition, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jun 1985

Agenda: Western Water Law In Transition, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Western Water Law in Transition (Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Conference organizers and/or faculty included University of Colorado School of Law professors James N. Corbridge, Jr., Lawrence J. MacDonnell, Richard B. Collins, David H. Getches and Charles F. Wilkinson.

The prior appropriation doctrine has governed the allocation and use of water in the western United States since the 1850s. The shifting nature of water demand is bringing about changes in the traditional legal system. This conference will consider the fundamental principles of the prior appropriation doctrine together with the important new developments in the law now underway throughout the West.


Western Water Law In Transition, Charles F. Wilkinson Jan 1985

Western Water Law In Transition, Charles F. Wilkinson

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Indian Allotment Water Rights, Richard B. Collins Jan 1985

Indian Allotment Water Rights, Richard B. Collins

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Allotted tribal lands create troublesome questions for western water lawyers. In this article the author reviews the history of basic Indian reservation water rights created by the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Winters v. United States. He then explains the disposition of those rights when reservation lands are allotted. Finally, he discusses the difficult issues that arise when allotted lands pass from the federal trust become subject to state law, and are transferred to non-Indians.