What is the priority date for the federal reserved water right secured to meet the purposes of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act?

The priority date is the date the river was added to the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System.


Water law is a complex legal area, and water rights are a highly contentious issue. Whenever a water allocation issue arises, a river manager should consult with staff with water rights expertise and, as necessary, seek legal counsel.

Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Council