Posts tagged: Law

News Around the Water Well

Four States—Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana—Fight over Red River Water By Sadhbh Walshe, The (UK) Guardian, May 9, 2013 The United States Supreme Court has been called upon to settle a battle that is raging over access to the Red River which serves the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The heart of the […]

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Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Groundwater Rights

This press release from TSCRA says it all: FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today [Feb 24] applauded the opinion of the Texas Supreme Court in the Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Burrell Day and Joel McDaniel case regarding whether or not landowners own the groundwater below their land. “The […]

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Water News

Authority Seals Water Deal With Pickens By Kevin Welch    Amarillo Globe-News    Dec. 29, 2011 The largest water transaction in Texas Panhandle history became final Thursday. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority paid wealthy oil and gas man T. Boone Pickens’ Mesa Water $103 million for about 211,000 acres of water rights. The deal covers about […]

Monday February 13th, 2012 in , , , , | No Comments »

Who owns the groundwater beneath your land?

Landowner groups host groundwater ownership forum in Lubbock PRESS RELEASE FROM Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association AUSTIN, TEXAS – Texas landowner groups have joined forces in an effort to ensure that groundwater continues to be recognized as a vested, real private property right. The groups will host an educational forum Oct. 28, at the […]

Law of the Biggest Pump

In Texas water law, the state owns your surface water, as a general rule, and you must get permission to use that water. The landowner owns water found below the earth’s surface in the crevices of soil and rocks–percolating water. Texas groundwater law is judge-made law, derived from the English common law rule of “absolute […]

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Water News and Links

Water battle in central AZ towns not over Cattail clears arsenic from water More news about water on the Moon Republican State Rep’s Take on California’s Water Problems and Texas’ Similarities Ag Commissioner Todd Staples: Sharing water and responsibilities Rainfall map of Texas and other maps of interest

Monday November 30th, 2009 in , , , | No Comments »

Texas Water Law for Lawyers

The University of Texas law school is conducting a two-day refresher on Texas water law in Austin. With the course description, I would guess this one would be geared more to lawyers and legislators than to the general public/concerned citizen. But, if you’ve got your lawyer’eze language greased up, you might want to fork out […]

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