Humboldt Water District Faces Possible Cut

Jul 27, 2015

Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District has a rare issue facing it: it has a right to more water than it can currently use.

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But it's a use-it-or-lose-it proposition for the district.

It either needs to find more users, or risk losing a portion of its water right.  

A change would have a significant on the Mad River, the water source... a lower water right would drop the flow in the river markedly.

We explore the dynamics of the situation with Board Member Aldaron Laird and new Director Paul Helliker.   

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