Centralized decisionmaking in the administration of groundwater rights: the experience of Arizona, California and New Mexico and suggestions for the future.

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Examines the evolution of groundwater rights in the western US, especially the growing trend in most states to a centralised regulatory agency to control extraction. Both Texas and California have both resisted this trend. Examines the political, eocnomic and historical reasons why this is the case in comparison with more regulated programmes in Arizona and New Mexico.-T.O'Riordan

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-688
Number of pages48
JournalNatural Resources Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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