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Water Law Research Guide

This research guide describes resources for researching water law at the federal and state level in the United States.

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Legislation - Federal & State

Federal and state statutes can be researched and retrieved in various forms and locations online. The library's statutory research tutorials can be found via the library's tutorials page.

Title 33 of the United States Code (KF62 2006 .A2 v. 33) deals with navigation and navigable water. Much of the federal legislation will be found there, including: 

Safe Drinking Water Act - statutes and regulations on the EPA website
Clean Water Act - summary and links to statute on EPA website
Prevention of Pollution from Ships - U.S. Code, Title 33, Chapter 33

State Water Codes:

Alabama - Title 33
Montana - Title 85
Alaska - Title 46 Nebraska - Chaps. 31, 46 & 56
Arizona - Title 45 Nevada - Title 48
Arkansas - Title 15 New Hampshire - Title L
California - Water Code
New Jersey - Title 58
Colorado - Title 37 New Mexico - Chapter 72
Connecticut - Title 25 New York - Searchable TOC
Delaware - Title 23 North Carolina - Chapter 77
Florida - Title XXVII North Dakota - Title 61
Georgia - Title 52
Ohio - Title LXI
Hawaii - Searchable Index Oklahoma - Title 82
Idaho - Title 70 Oregon - Chaps. 536-558
Illinois - Chapter 615 Pennsylvania - Searchable Code
Indiana - Title 14, Articles 25-33 Rhode Island - Title 46
Iowa - Title Xi, Subtitles 1-3 South Carolina - Title 49
Kansas - Chaps. 24, 42 & 82a South Dakota - Title 46 & Title 46A
Kentucky - Title IX, Chaps. 74 &104 Tennessee - Title 69
Louisiana - Title 34 Texas - Water Code
Maine - Title 12 & Title 38 Utah - Title 73
Maryland - Environment
Vermont - Title 25
Massachusetts - Chaps 91 & 92
Virginia - Titles 28.2 & 62.1
Michigan - Chaps. 121, 323 & 486 Washington - Titles 85-91
Minnesota - Chaps. 103A-114B West Virginia - Chaps. 20 & 21
Mississippi - Title 51 Wisconsin - Chaps. 280 & 281
Missouri - Title XV Wyoming - Title 41