Amid drought, a water fight spills into legal territory

New York Times: As Texas' rivers run dry and lakes fall to record low levels, part of the fight over water supplies is moving underground. Neighbors who pump water from the same formations beneath their land have long argued over that water. But the stakes are rising as cities and industries see groundwater as a solution to the demands of explosive population growth. But Texas law governing groundwater is murky, and a recent state appeals court decision signals that only years of expensive legal battles will......

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