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Water and Wilderness/Law and Politics

Land & Water Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1988

34 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2010  

John D. Leshy

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: June 9, 2010

Abstract

This article examines continuing controversies about reserving water under federal law in connection with designation of new wilderness areas on federal land, and concludes that the controversy is much overblown, and has much more to do with politics than with actual conditions on the ground or threats to existing water rights.

Keywords: Water rights, water law, water policy, federal lands, federal water rights, wilderness areas

JEL Classification: K10, K11, K32, Q20, Q28, Q30, Q38, Q40, Q48

Suggested Citation

Leshy, John D., Water and Wilderness/Law and Politics (June 9, 2010). Land & Water Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1988. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1622871 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1622871

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