263. Natural watercourses.

(6)     Rights as to Water

(i)     Use of Water

263.     Natural watercourses.

The natural right enjoyed by a riparian proprietor1 to use the water of a stream cannot be granted to a non-riparian proprietor2; and a lessee of mines3 under land adjoining a stream is not, as regards the user of the water in the stream, a riparian proprietor4. The reasonable use of the stream to which a riparian proprietor is entitled includes the abstraction of reasonable quantities for the purpose of working machinery connected with his mines5; and his proprietary rights relate to water flowing