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ITRC Paper No. P 14-002.  Charles M. Burt

Groundwater Challenges

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Groundwater is something that traditionally has not been well understood, and is often treated as an ever-present back-up plan for irrigation. The “water rights” laws in the western US and elsewhere almost exclusively formalized rules about and concentrated on surface water flows, while simultaneously ignoring the problem of groundwater depletion.


Burt, C.M. 2014. Groundwater Challenges. USCID Newsletter. Winter 2014. 5 pp.

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