Texas Drought Drives Uptick In Water Rights Disputes

Law360, Dallas (December 9, 2013, 7:47 PM EST) -- Litigation and administrative challenges over Texas surface water rights, on the rise in recent years, are expected to ramp up as the ongoing statewide drought and booming population force stakeholders to test the boundaries of how their water is allocated, experts say.

It’s no secret that water has quickly become one of the scarcest natural resources and a source of contentious battles in recent years, with competing claims for limited water coming from industrial users, farmers and ranchers, cities and environmental advocates. Though Texas voters in...
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