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

The common law doctrine of riparian water rights shall not obtain or be of any force or effect in the state.[1][2]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Recognition of existing rights

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][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Arizona State Legislature, "Arizona Constitution," accessed March 26, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.