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In re In re Water of Hallett Creek Stream Sys.

Citation: 17 ELR 20821
No. No. Civ. 24355, 232 Cal. Rptr. 208/187 Cal. App. 3d 863, (Cal. Ct. App., 12/05/1986)

The court holds that water on federal lands in excess of that necessary for the purposes of the original land reservation is free for appropriation, but the United States may assert a defeasible riparian water right to unused and unappropriated water under which it may use the water for secondary nonessential uses....

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