Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin Compact and the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee and Flint River Basin Compact: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, December 19, 2001

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002 - 102 pages
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Page 14 - Looking at the clause in which the terms "compact" or "agreement" appear, it is evident that the prohibition is directed to the formation of any combination tending to the increase of political power in the states, which may encroach upon or interfere with the just supremacy of the United States.
Page 17 - ... all surplus water over and above such actual appropriation and use, together with the water of all lakes, rivers, and other sources of water supply upon the public lands, and not navigable, shall remain and be held free for the appropriation and use of the. public for irrigation, mining, and manufacturing purposes subject to existing rights.
Page 18 - No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, . . . enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, . . .
Page 38 - Such standards shall be such as to protect the public health or welfare, enhance the quality of water and serve the purposes of this Act.
Page 39 - No proprietor has a right to use the water, to the prejudice of other proprietors, above or below him, unless he has a prior right to divert it, or a title to some exclusive enjoyment. He has no property in the water itself, but a simple usufruct while it passes along. ' Aqua currit et debet currere ut currere solebat,
Page 32 - Nothing contained in this Act or in the Compact shall impair or affect the constitutional authority of the United States or any of its powers, rights, functions, or jurisdiction under other existing or future legislation in and over the area or waters which are the subject of the Compact...
Page 21 - ... adopt and promote uniform and coordinated policies for water conservation, control and development in the basin; and to encourage the planning , development and financing of water resources projects according to such plans and policies.
Page 29 - The State can no more abdicate its trust over property in which the whole people are interested, like navigable waters and soils under them...
Page 16 - First, that in the absence of specific authority from Congress a State cannot by its legislation destroy the right of the United States, as the owner of lands bordering on a stream to the continued flow of its waters ; so far at least as may l)e necessary for the beneficial uses of the government property.
Page 39 - ... solebat), without diminution or alteration. No proprietor has a right to use the water to the prejudice of other proprietors, above or below him, unless he has a prior right to divert it, or a title to some exclusive enjoyment.

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