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The Battle Over Oregon's Water Rights

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Most of the rights to the water in our rivers and streams were given away to settlers before the turn of the century in order to turn worthless desert into farmland. But now more and more people want to put a stop to these irrigation diversions.

First Broadcast: 1994
Producer: Jeff Douglas

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The Battle Over Oregon's Water Rights (513)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #513