The dams provide flood and drought protection, hydroelectric power, water storage and timed water releases to meet peak summer demand, but this bounty to development came with environmental costs. The seasonal flood, though destructive, nourished riparian areas along the banks of the river with silt and allowed the native fish to flourish in the warm, turbid water. Now, the dams block much of the silt, destroying riparian habitat and decreasing the dams’ capacity. The clean, cool, a...
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...ining is generally defined as the extraction of groundwater beyond a rate replenishment that will restore the aquifer to a level at which it is economically feasible to extract water.” A. Dan Tarlock, L. of Water Rights and Resources § 6:13.
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