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Subsiding Land and Falling Ground-Water Tables: Public Policy, Private Liability, and Legal Remedy

Economic Geography
Vol. 62, No. 3 (Jul., 1986), pp. 241-253
Published by: Clark University
DOI: 10.2307/144008
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/144008
Page Count: 13
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Subsiding Land and Falling Ground-Water Tables: Public Policy, Private Liability, and Legal Remedy
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Abstract

Physical explanations of subsidence are reviewed, and explanation is offered for the evolving doctrines of responsibility, laws of support, tort liability, and ground-water management. The study area is the American Southwest.

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