Irrigation Districts in a Changing West – An Overview
John D. Leshy
University of California Hastings College of the Law
January 4, 1982
This essay reviews the history and evolution of special governmental districts organized to manage water, especially water for agricultural irrigation, in the American West. It shows how they have a curious mix of public and private attributes, and are changing their focus as the demographics and politics of the west change.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: water resources management, agricultural irrigation, water politics, American west, special governmental districts
JEL Classification: K00, Q00
Date posted: May 4, 2010
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