Irrigation Districts in a Changing West – An Overview

17 Pages Posted: 4 May 2010  

John D. Leshy

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: January 4, 1982

Abstract

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.

Keywords: water resources management, agricultural irrigation, water politics, American west, special governmental districts

JEL Classification: K00, Q00

Suggested Citation

Leshy, John D., Irrigation Districts in a Changing West – An Overview (January 4, 1982). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1600445 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1600445

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