The Flood of Water Rights Lawsuits Begins

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Water rights granted more than 100 years ago are part of today's water wars, created by a drought that's getting worse than ever.  State officials want to re-allocate dwindling resources according to need, but they may be over-ruled by history.

Also, the drought is turning forests into kindling for wildfires. There've been thousand more already than there are in an average year, and firefighters have an unprecedented challenge this time around -- the need to conserve water.

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sáša Woodruff, Andrea Brody