Reasonable Use Doctrine

February 4, 2011--Does the California constitution hold the key to solving the state's “water crisis”? (High Country News)

Western watermasters are the folks who make sure all water right holders on an irrigation system get a fair share of available water. Usually they like to maintain low profiles. That helps with a job which has potential to engender conflict, lawsuits and even violence. Watermaster Craig Wilson recently raised his profile when he spoke out about California’s water woes.

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