Supreme Court action leaves water rights muddy

Supreme Court action leaves water rights muddy

By Kathy Hoekstra / Heartland Institute The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a landmark lower court ruling establishing Native Americans’ tribal groundwater rights, leaving in place a decision granting the federal government rights to groundwater underneath federal lands and Native American tribes rights to groundwater beneath federally recognized reservations. The reservation of the Agua Caliente […]

A county in Utah wants to suck 77 million gallons a day out of Lake Powell, threatening the Colorado River

A county in Utah wants to suck 77 million gallons a day out of Lake Powell, threatening the Colorado River

From The Westerner Blog Sun-scorched desert mesa, 140 miles of it, lies between Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir, and Utah’s Washington County, one of America’s driest metropolitan regions. It’s a long way in miles — but not insurmountable to the Washington County Water Conservancy District, which is charged with ensuring a rapidly growing desert […]