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Monday, June 29, 2009

Who Owns the Rain? In Colorado, A Real Legal Issue

For the first time since territorial days, rain will be free for the catching here, as more and more thirsty states part ways with one of the most entrenched codes of the West.

Precipitation, every last drop or flake, was assigned ownership from the moment it fell in many Western states, making scofflaws of people who scooped rainfall from their own gutters. In some instances, the rights to that water were assigned a century or more ago.

link: It’s Now Legal to Catch a Raindrop in Colorado -


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