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Water Rights for California Land Owners

September, 2016


Many people in California don't realize that they have water rights on the land that they own.

Michael Van Zandt explains three types of water rights held by all California land owners:

  1. Riparian
  2. Overlying
  3. Appropriative

Limits of use are also identified according to the rights they apply to: Reasonable Use for Riparian, and Beneficial Use for Overlying and Appropriative water rights. 


For more information, please contact:

Michael Van Zandt

415-995-5001 Direct Phone
415-995-3566 Fax

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