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