Water Rights: Definition & Types

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Land abutting which of the following is considered littoral?

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1. When does a state usually own the bed of a body of water?

2. When do upstream owners have an advantage over downstream owners concerning water rights?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For the quiz, you will need to know specific terms like riparian and littoral. Knowing these terms, as well as understanding state ownership of the bed of a body of water, will help you do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect to be tested over the following things:

  • Riparian land ownership
  • Distributing water
  • Upstream and downstream owners
  • Circumstances where states own the bed of a body of water

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on water rights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the distribution of water
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when states own the bed of a body of water

Additional Learning

Water Rights: Definition & Types is a lesson that can help you learn more about water rights and their purposes. This lesson will also help you:

  • Understand what the term water rights means
  • Determine what riparian rights are
  • Learn when a prior appropriation doctrine is recognized
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