Law of the River

Maureen Garmon
Faculty Services Librarian

Law of the River documents from Reclamation: Managing Water in the West. This is the fourth in a series of volumes dedicated to chronicling the history of the use and management of the Colorado River.

The print volume is in the library's Government Documents section (lower level) at I 27:81:C 71/. Along with the three previous volumes, it is available for browsing and searching electronically here. Selected documents are also available on the Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation web page.

Key documents in the river's lengthy legal history follow. For related hearing transcripts and meeting minutes on Arizona's role in the Compact, see The Colorado River Compact, part of the Cracchiolo Law Library's Digital Collections

Compacts and Basin Map

Litigation: Arizona v. California

Litigation: CAP

Treaties and Agreements


State of Arizona

State of California

State of Nevada

Previous Titles on Law of The River

Research Category


Environmental Law

Research Guides