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Groundwater/Surface Water: Managed or Litigated?

Volume 2 Number 4 July/August 2003

The “Law of the Biggest Pump” or laws for managed pumping? Water for the “first in time” or water for the streams? Can historic precedent be overruled? And, can “hydrologic reality” be legislated? This issue’s authors take a look at how surface water and groundwater are managed in the states of the Southwest, and more importantly, how historic precedent is slowly giving way to the technical realities of our greatest resource.

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