The Colorado River and the West 

The River We Know

2. Law of the River 

In this episode, the question is asked: Does the River have rights?  Or is it only a commodity to be used and reused?  In tracing the "plumbing" of the Colorado River, this half-hour program delves into how and why the Colorado River is litigated down to the very last drop.  Through interviews with water law experts and other key players, the legal impacts of this historic and massive water delivery system are explained.  Through stories of watermark cases, listeners gain insight into the world of western water law.