- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
- Chapter 15. Water Use Act
- Section 160. Transfer and Change of Appropriations.
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AS 46.15.160. Transfer and Change of Appropriations.
- (a) The right to use water under an appropriation or permit shall be appurtenant to the land or place where it has been or
is to be beneficially used, provided, that water supplied by one person to another person's property is not appurtenant
to the property unless the parties so intend. An appurtenant water right shall pass with a conveyance of the land, or
transfer, or by operation of law unless specifically exempted from the conveyance.
- (b) With the permission of the commissioner, all or any part of an appropriation may be severed from the land to which it
is appurtenant, may be sold, leased or transferred for other purposes or to other land and be made appurtenant to other
land. A permit or certificate or a deed, lease, contract, assignment of permit or other instrument transferring an
appropriation must be filed in the office of the commissioner and a certified copy of the instrument must be recorded
in the recorder's office of the recording district in which the appropriation is located.
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