National Forests and Reserved Water Rights in the Western United States
Abstract:The "Winters Doctrine" indicates that when the federal government reserved land to accomplish public purposes, it implicitly reserved sufficient water to accomplish those purposes, even though water was not mentioned when the land was reserved and state water allocation law was not complied with. Originally enunciated in connection with Indian reservations, the doctrine has been extended to other federal reservations, including national forests, and presents possible conflict between federal and state water-resource planning.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Second-Year Student at Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
Publication date: 1979-10-01
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