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  •  We're having similar issues in Colorado. (3+ / 0-)
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    IamGumby, LilithGardener, gerrilea

    Western water law is serious stuff, folks. And landowners are fed up with the rowdies.

    Just like the other river-based commenters here, I am not suggesting that Crocker was right, but I do think that local jurisdictions need to address these issues.

    In CO, the riverbanks AND river bottoms - important in a low water year - are owned privately. Now, I'm not going to say that no one should ever get out of his boat, but I will say if someone does, then gets hurt, who's liable? And what about the idiots who get out to enjoy a little bonfire or fireworks? It's a drought year, and landowners are terrified.

    It's also just not good ecology, btw. Pissing all over gravel bars at this time of year is not cool: there will be no cleaning them off. Animals and fowl who usually use these areas are scared off by human urine.

    So there are a lot of issues here and, frankly, this story makes my blood run cold. We have a lot of ranchers who could do the same darned thing. Legally.

    "Only a Vulcan mind meld will help with this congress." Leonard Nimoy, 3/1/13

    by nzanne on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 05:31:28 PM PDT

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