The article focuses on reserved public rights in water and discusses the water history of the U.S. It describes basic ideas dominating the thinking about water in the western states of the U.S. and reflects on the ideas that water belongs to the people of the state and only use rights could be obtained in water, and that water law must enforce public-interest restrictions on those use rights of water. It discusses California water laws and its eminent domain provisions.

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