Document Type

Conference Proceeding

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56 pages (includes 1 map).

Contains 10 pages of footnotes.


Virtually all western states now provide some kind of legal recognition for instream flows. The Natural Resources Law Center presents a symposium, “Instream Flow Protection in the Western United States: A Practical Symposium,” on the different approaches taken in these states, with emphasis on such major issues as the purposes for instream flows, the quantities of water needed for these purposes, enforcement of instream flow rights, federal instream flow claims, private instream flow claims, and transferring consumptive water rights to instream flow rights.

Alternate Title

Practical Aspects of Enforcement