water right


Definition of water right

: a right to the use of water (as for irrigation) especially : riparian right

Examples of water right in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These water right holders include farms and many of their suppliers, as well as San Francisco. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sep. 2021 Our first clue to the character of the upper Delta River was a cigar-shaped obstacle in the water right after the portage. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2021 Because the water right only allows for diversion through September 30 at a maximum rate per day, only about 700 acre-feet will be available to divert this summer. oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2021 The tankers would serve as mother ships, feeding smaller vehicles that could take water right to the fire. Jeffrey E. Stern, The Atlantic, 30 Aug. 2021 James noted that farms like Simmons’ keep the catfish in water right up until they’re incapacitated by stunning devices. NBC News, 15 Aug. 2021 Traditional water right certificates are issued to persons for a specific beneficial use. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, 29 July 2021 Any person, business or public agency drawing water in California has to have a water right. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2021 As the curtailments went farther up the water rights ladder, some sued over the state’s authority to enforce them, citing a water right that predated the water board’s regulatory power. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2021

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First Known Use of water right

1793, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2021

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“Water right.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20right. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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