Journal or Book Title
The Southern California Quarterly
the late 1870s a titanic legal struggle developed in the southernmost region of California's agricultural heartland, the San Joaquin Valley. Two mutually exclusive doctrines of water law, one allowing for irrigation, appropriationism, and the other denying this right, riparianism, clashed in the courtrooms, the legislatures, and the farmlands of California. Most Cal- ifornians at the time believed that the court case that pitted these two doc- trines against each other, Lux v. Haggin, would decide the fate of California's future economic development. This article examines the causes and conse- quences of Lux
University of California Press
Bremer, Jeff, "The Trial of the Century: "Lux v. Haggin" and the Conflict Over Water Rights in Late Nineteenth-Century California" (1999). History Publications. 125.