Posted May 22, 2014
 
The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the Water Law Reading Room available here.
 
Water law affects many aspects of agriculture.  Water used in agricultural production can come from surface water (rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds) or from groundwater, such as an aquifer.  The allocation of these resources is determined by state law with little federal intervention.  Legal issues involved with water use in agriculture include quantity issues and quality issues. 
 
The Water Law Reading Room provides information on major federal statutes and state constitutions.  The Reading Room also includes relevant regulations, a link to the Water Law case law index, Administrative Law Decisions, Center Research Publications, relevant Congressional Research Service reports, and many other resources.

 

These resources are provided by the National Agricultural Law Center as a free service to the public.