waterpower. 1. The force obtained by converting water into energy. 2. The riparian owner’s right consisting of the fall in the stream as it passes over or through the riparian owner’s land; the difference of the level between the surface where the stream first touches one’s land and the surface where the water leaves the land. [Cases: Waters and Water Courses 42. C.J.S. Waters §§ 12–14, 20.]
[Blacks Law 8th]