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3-1 Characteristics

Water rights, crop rights, etc.

TermDefinition
Riparian rights Water rights based on land ownership.
Littoral rights Rights to water arising from a lake or the sea.
Fructus naturales. Christmas trees, fruit trees, nut trees, and wild game.
Severance The physical cutting or removing of the plant.
Fructus industrials Annual plantings and harvestable crops.
Right of emblement. The right to cultivate and harvest his crops even if the landlord terminates the rental agreement before the crops are ready to harvest.
Subjacent support The right to have one's land supported from beneath the surface.
Lateral support The right that an owner has to insist that an adjacent property owner does nothing to cause his land to collapse; Side-to-side support.
Situs Refers to location from an economic rather than a geographic standpoint.
Rule of capture One can own all the oil or gas that can be produced from wells on the surface of the owner's land.
Ground water A river, stream, lake, pond, or water beneath the ground
The Doctrine of Riparian Rights Predominant law in the states east of the Mississippi river where there are normally substantial amounts of precipitation somewhat evenly spread throughout the year.
Created by: userjoe