Accession Number:

ADA052684

Title:

A Geographical Analysis of Trends in U.S. Water Rights Laws (With Emphasis on the Southeastern States).

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

171.0

Abstract:

Conflict over water allocation represents the most crucial problem in water resource law today. The southeastern states, from Virginia to Florida to Arkansas, provide the area of focus. The time for concern is upon us. In many cases and in many areas, the lack of concern may result in future hardships of unimaginable proportions. Again, the problems stem from the aggregate pressures of population and industrial growth and the substantial conflicts certain to arise over water use. Statewide concern for this critical problem may not be enough. Regional emphasis may not stimulate adequate capital resources to adequately survey the water resources and needs of this rapidly-growing southeast corner of the United States. Indeed, the growth has been so recent and so rapid that future water resource projections based on 1970 trends are now inadequate. Federal attention may become fundamental to any possible geographic, environmental or water resource legislative alternatives available as solutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE