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Title: Types of Water Sources
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Language: English
Publisher: The Conservation Foundation
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Richard Hamann's Collection - Types of Water Sources
General Note: Box 12, Folder 11 ( Conservation Foundation - Symposium Papers on Water Allocation in Eastern U. S. - 1956 ), Item 14
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Considerations of public interest also have been included in certain

special and local laws, regulations promulgated by certain agencies, and in

various decisions of the State Supreme Court, most frequently in instances

in which the Court has interpreted the meaning and effect of particular

legislation. This has been particularly noticeable in the handling of cases

relating to such things as milldams and drainage. The Supreme Court (here-

inafter called "the Court") has noted that early milldam and drainage statutes

were born of necessity, in order to develop the flat eastern lowlands of the

State. V/ (See Draibage, and Condemnation and Related Proceedings, post.)

Types of Water Sources

Different legal principles have been applied to different types of

natural water sources, notwithstanding that they may be all more or less

interrelated. These include such broad categories as surface watercourses,

underground streams, percolating groundwaters, and diffused surface waters.

There are also various types of artificial watercourses and other artificially

developed waters, such as waters in constructed ponds or in reservoirs or

lakes created by damming a natural watercourse.

The legal definition of, and distinctions between, the different water

sources, and the legal principles, statutory laws, and regulations that

have been applied to each type of water source, are discussed below.
SNatural Watercourses

Definition

SIn an early case, a natural watercourse was defined by the Court as

S follows: "A watercourse consists of bed, banks, and water. A natural


5/ Mizell v. McGowan, 120 N.C. 134, 26 S.E. 783 (1897); later decisions
in same case in 125 N.C. 439, 34 S.E. 538; 129 N.C. 93, 39 S.E. 729.




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