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Article 17, Arizona Constitution

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Article XVII of the Arizona Constitution is entitled Water Rights. It has only two sections; the first governs water rights within the state, and the second recognizes these rights.[1]

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Riparian water rights

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The common law doctrine of riparian water rights shall not obtain or be of any force or effect in the state.[1]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Recognition of existing rights

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

All existing rights to the use of any of the waters in the state for all useful or beneficial purposes are hereby recognized and confirmed.[1]

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