Flow reservations -- water under the bridge?

 

A flow reservation -- water which must be left in the river -- cannot override the water rights of a rancher, even if the stream is over-appropriated, but it can compete with future industrial water demands. Download entire issue to view this article: http://www.hcn.org/issues/7.6/download-entire-issue

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