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State Ownership Of Beds Of Inland Waters - A Summary And Reexamination, Peter N. Davis Jan 1978

State Ownership Of Beds Of Inland Waters - A Summary And Reexamination, Peter N. Davis

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This article will summarize the basic structure of bed title law and will examine its current status under the recent Supreme Court decisions. It will then analyze the cases to determine the location of title of beds of federally nonnavigable inland waters when a state created from a federal territory asserts such title.


Water Use Permits In A Riparian State: Problems And Proposals, Richard C. Ausness Jan 1978

Water Use Permits In A Riparian State: Problems And Proposals, Richard C. Ausness

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Although adequate supplies of water are generally available in Kentucky, the law governing its use and allocation is much less satisfactory. At present, Kentucky water law is a complex mixture of common law and statutory water rights. The purpose of this article is to evaluate these water rights and suggest a number of improvements. Part I will examine the common law rules as they relate to both surface water and ground water. Part II will focus upon Kentucky's present system of statutory water use regulation and will identify some of its more serious deficiencies. Part III will recommend some ...