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WSLG128 – Water Federalism: State vs. Federal Authority over Water Allocation – 7/20/2012

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Author: Cynthia M. Brougher

Pages: 2

Could the next battle over federal versus states? rights be on the water front? Water allocation has traditionally been a matter left to the states, which administer a range of water rights systems of their choice. However, the federal government holds significant authority related to federal water rights and water resources management (see CRS Report R42653).

 

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