there's lots of water rights issues and laws in the southwest US. there's
all sorts of laws about what happens if you disturb the natural water course
to redirect water onto your neighbor's property; these are also written such
that you can't prevent natural watercourses from their track to NOT have
that water run onto neighboring property. if these laws weren't available,
then the colorado river would be diverted and massive parts of the southwest
would become uninhabitable, perhaps starting another water war.
So the chap who complained about his neighbor's gutter-water being diverted
to his property should bone up on New Mexico's Property & Conservation Code,
Article 32, Section 56, Paragraph (c)iii (or whatever's applicable in his
yep. in my area, any water entering a property can be diverted anywhere else
on the property, but the amount and exit location from the property has to
be (roughly) the same.
then again, my neighbor has a wash running through it, which every now and
then floods about 3' deep, and runs maybe 15000gps after a heavy long rain.
i'd be pretty upset if it got diverted anywhere over my property instead.
Living in Arizona, I see this insanity every day.
There are countless studies and newspaper articles
about how population is putting pressure
on our dwindling water supply.
Yet, we have MORE GOLF COURSES per capita
that are heavily watered ( acre-feet ) per day.
I'll believe there is a water problem
when they stop watering the golf courses.
almost every golf course is watered with non-drinking water, most likely
effluent from the water treatment plants, or groundwater that has too much
arsenic to meet the new water standards (at least in my area).
the outgo from the sewage plants has to go somewhere, and it's against the
law to pump it down into the aquifer in most places.
cave creek, az
Oh, there's a water problem w/o a doubt; the issue is there's more money
behind the golf courses than sense in modifying policy until the problem
becomes an insurmountable crisis.
They'll always presume they can steal yet more from others until those
being taken from finally get fed up.
It took almost 50 years to finally win the court case(s) (eventually to
US Supreme Court) but KS finally beat CO on draining the Arkansas before
it left their borders. It's still in litigation w/ NE from the north
although there has been some movement by NE that may eventually resolve
A man visits the ocean shore for the first time. Far as he could see
His comment: "Somehow, I imagined it would be bigger than that!"
AZ, CA and NV just went through negotiations over the water war.
IF TENNESSEE WOULD LET THEM. ACCORDING TO THE CHARTER THAT STARTED
GEORGIA THE N LINE INCLUDES SOME PART OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER.
I followed some of the news. FL and GA were on fire!! This is about
the same time GA argued about moving the border with TN.
CA has drought now, even with NV water. CA refuses to build
Don't get me started about how the Corps of Engineers participated in
the destruction of the Everglades.
I move out of a town that started charging me for the run off from my
property into the storm drains. The rain water used to go into the
river, now it is hooked up to the sewer district. I'll be god dam if
they are gonna charge me for rain, sunshine or anything else in nature.
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