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Unformatted text preview: BRAE 340 Irrigation Water Management Page 1 Lab: Water Rights 2007 BRAE 340 - Irrigation Water Management Lab WATER RIGTHS (Due: Next weeks lab) Name: ______________________________ Date: _______________________________ BRAE 340 Laboratory: Day: ____________ Time: ___________ Section #: ________ BRAE 340 Irrigation Water Management Page 2 Lab: Water Rights 2007 BRAE 340 - Irrigation Water Management Introduction : The goal of this Task assignment is to introduce you to the subject of water rights and have you think about water rights issues raised by the 1926 California Supreme Court case of Herminghaus v. Southern California Edison . Task Assignment : Part I: Water Rights Read: Laypersons Guide to Water Rights Law , 20 pages. Laypersons Guide to California Water , page 7 (the section on Water Rights). In your own words, describe and identify the key provisions of each of the following : Pueblo Rights Appropriative Rights Riparian Rights Federal Reserved Rights Public Trust Doctrine Part II: Herminghaus v. Southern California Edison In the sections below, read about the case background, arguments, the Courts decision in this case, and the subsequent response by the public and the legislature. You may also consult other reference sources if you wish. If you do use additional sources, be sure to cite them in your written paper. Assume you are the lawyer for either Herminghaus or So. Cal. Ed. (you can pick either side). In as clear and complete a manner as possible, and based on the law of the times, write a summary of the points you would make to convince the judge to decide the case in your favor....
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2009 for the course BRAE 3934 taught by Professor Burgoa during the Fall '09 term at Cal Poly.
- Fall '09