Oct 28 2008
Some fields of law and policy and business change only incrementally. Water rights law – the fundamental issue of who has water, who can use it, what they can use it for and how it can be transferred – moves with stunning speed, faster than a Class 5 rapids on a mountain river.
If you’re not subscribing to the National Water Rights Digest, you run the risk of being caught unawares – and where water is concerned, that’s an extravagant risk: Words like “liability” and “exposure” come into play.
If the people you do work with have water use interests, they’re counting on you to protect them.
Knowing your own state or locality isn’t enough. What happens in one affects law and policy and business in another:
· Groundwater pumping decisions in Florida can affect pumping in California.
· State/Tribal compacts in Montana serve as models for compacts in other states.
· Rulings on federal water rights in Idaho set precedent for decisions in Nevada.
· Suits in Kansas and Nebraska are watched and used in Georgia and Virginia.
· Water rights transfer agreements in California have become models for agreements in Arizona and Texas.
· Legislative actions in Texas serve as examples for legislation in Wyoming.
In fact, all of this these things have been happening, and are having an effect right now.
You think water rights questions don’t apply where you are?
Water battles in the last few years have stretched to the northeast in New England, to the Great Lakes area, to rivers and basins in the South – almost everywhere in the United States. Around the world, for that matter.
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