water rights http://hppr.org en A history lesson in irrigation http://hppr.org/post/history-lesson-irrigation <p></p><p>Everyone knew the open, treeless High Plains wasn’t a place to put down roots.&nbsp; Making a home, farming, and development takes water, and in Western Kansas it’s arid and rainfall is in short supply.&nbsp; Enter the grand idea of irrigation.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 35052 at http://hppr.org A history lesson in irrigation Haskell County family tests Kansas water law http://hppr.org/post/haskell-county-family-tests-kansas-water-law <p></p><p>With the depletion of the Ogallala aquifer looming, a Haskell County family is testing Kansas water rights law.&nbsp; First in time, first in right gives senior water rights priority over junior rights.&nbsp; If the senior right is impaired, the owner of the junior right could be ordered to reduce irrigation from their well or even be shut down completely water <a href="http://kansasagland.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=9576:a-case-for-water&amp;catid=35:state-ag-news&amp;Itemid=84">reported Amy Bickel for Kansas Agland</a>.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 31775 at http://hppr.org Haskell County family tests Kansas water law Water Rights: Is contaminating your groundwater with waste water trespassing? http://hppr.org/post/water-rights-contaminating-your-groundwater-waste-water-trespassing <p></p><p>If someone dumps trash in your garage is that trespassing? &nbsp;Obviously, the answer is yes. &nbsp;But, if someone dumps trash water and it contaminates your water, is it still trespassing? &nbsp;The Texas Supreme Court is deciding that issue right now.</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26761 at http://hppr.org Water Rights: Is contaminating your groundwater with waste water trespassing? Negotiations Begin to Sell Texas Water Rights to Oklahoma Buyers http://hppr.org/post/negotiations-begin-sell-texas-water-rights-oklahoma-buyers <p>The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority board of directors verbally agreed to begin negotiations to sell Texas water rights to Oklahoma investors and users.&nbsp; <a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-07-10/water-authority-may-sell-lipscomb-county-rights"><strong>The Amarillo Globe</strong></a> reported the parcel under consideration is over 11,000 acres, and located in Lipscomb County. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 18656 at http://hppr.org Negotiations Begin to Sell Texas Water Rights to Oklahoma Buyers Perry Vetoes Bill Enabling Small Texas Town to Control Its Water http://hppr.org/post/perry-vetoes-bill-enabling-small-texas-town-control-its-water <p><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/06/19/texas-town-upset-with-governors-water-veto/"><strong>State Impact Texas </strong></a>reported Governor Rick Perry recently vetoed a bill, that would have made it easier for the small town of Blue Mound, Texas, to obtain the right to control its own water system.&nbsp;&nbsp; Water services are currently provided by a private company, Monarch Utilities.&nbsp; Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:57:22 +0000 Cindee Talley 17892 at http://hppr.org Perry Vetoes Bill Enabling Small Texas Town to Control Its Water Oklahoma Water Statutes Trump Texas Compacts http://hppr.org/post/oklahoma-water-statutes-trump-texas-compacts <p>A recent Supreme Court ruling found the interstate water compact between the states of Texas and Oklahoma does not supersede Oklahoma's water statues.&nbsp; Recent stories from <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas">State Impact Texas</a></strong>, provide the <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/06/13/supreme-court-sides-with-oklahoma-in-tarrant-v-herrman/"><strong>legal document</strong></a> and insight from <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/06/13/supreme-court-backs-oklahoma-over-texas-water-district/">Gabriel Eckstein</a></strong>, law professor and water expert, as well as <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/06/14/after-supreme-court-water-ruling-whats-next-for-texas/">Sara Tran</a></strong>, SMU law professor. Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:43:44 +0000 Cindee Talley 17427 at http://hppr.org Oklahoma Water Statutes Trump Texas Compacts