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Section 11.086 of the Texas Water Code, which codifies Spanish law that the overland flow of surface water before it enters a watercourse cannot be redirected and/or increased on downstream properties or thrown back on upstream properties. This section is interpreted as a strict liability statute to be used against landowners for their development activities that alter drainage and cause damage to nearby properties.
Your neighbors actions cannot cause water to be diverted on to your property. If the water would have naturally run ther in any case there is not much you can do as far your neighbors liability.
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