Tribal Leaders, Environmental Groups Rally for a Better Water Rights System

Indigenous leaders and environmental groups gathered at California’s Capitol on Wednesday to rally for better access to clean water. Advocates specifically expressed support for a trio of bills that would revamp the state’s approach to water rights given before 1914, often referred to as senior water rights. Claimants of these rights are given priority to divert water over more junior water rights holders. 

Tribal Leaders, Environmental Groups Rally for a Better Water Rights System