Think you ‘own’ the water that runs off your roof into that shiny new plastic barrel you just installed beneath your downspout? Think again. Water is the new gold. — PID
(PPJ GAZETTE) — /SNIP/ … reinterpretation by the BLM of “public use”, “adequate use” and “beneficial use” have rendered seniority use as a part of property rights, null and void. This means you have no water rights to speak of; apportioned use is not even a consideration. Profit is all that matters and many states no longer recognize water rights as belonging to individual land regardless of what the previous statutes and laws were.