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Water Law Basics: Prior Appropriation

This lesson provides a review of the doctrine of prior appropriation, the water law system that dominates in the western part of the United States. It is intended for students that have already studied prior appropriation as part of a Water Law, Natural Resources, or Advanced Property course.

Students may want to complete the CALI lesson entitled "Water Law Basics: Overview of Surface Water Law in the United States" before starting this lesson.

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