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Chain O'Lakes Protective Ass'n v. Moses

ELR Citation: 2 ELR 20110
Nos. No. 143, 193 N.W.2d 708/53 Wis. 2d 579, (Wis., 02/01/1972)

All natural resources in the state of Wisconsin are impressed with a public trust for usage and conservation as a state resource, according to common law. Any statute requiring a riparian owner to obtain a permit to divert water is a derogation from common law and must be construed strictly....

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