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During the past 15 years there has been increased pressure for a reallocation of water and a review of the system of water rights in the United States. In the Western States where water scarcity has long been a problem, population increases have expanded water requirements for urban and domestic uses. In the Eastern States contamination of lakes, rivers, and streams has brought about increased interest in pollution and water problems.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
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Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University; Colette, W. Arden; Heady, Earl O.; and Nicol, Kenneth J., "The impact of water rights and legal institutions on land and water use in 2000" (1976). CARD Reports. 75.
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