Category: Water Law

Would Your Drain and Diversion Practices Hold Water?

The longstanding general principle with regard to drainage of surface waters is that neither the owner of the upper land nor the owner of the lower land may interfere with the natural drainage to the detriment of the other.  This means, for example, that neither you nor your neighbor can divert the stream that floods … Read More

The Land of 10,000 Potholes

It’s not often that you hear North Dakota farmers complain about getting a little rain, but this year there is nothing little about the moisture in North Dakota’s fields.  Along with this rain that just won’t quit, farmers are seeing a lot of new standing water on their fields.  What may come as a surprise … Read More