I. Introduction

II. Definition

III. Surface Water Doctrines … (1) The Civil Law Rule … (2) The Reasonable Use Rule … (3) The Common Enemy Rule

IV. Basic Surface Water Rules in Nebraska

V. Interference with Flow by Use of Artificial Structures

VI. Draining Ponds

VII. Obstruction of Drainage from Higher Land

VIII. Miscellaneous Surface Water Issues … (1) Floodwater … (2) Appropriation … (3) Urban Litigation … (4) Damages

IX. The Influence of the Civil Law Rule in Nebraska

X. Nichol v. Yocum

XI. Conclusion