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Priority call poses problems

April 8, 2013 • Editorial

The Carlsbad Irrigation District’s announcement Tuesday of plans to request a priority call on water usage smacks of desperation and poses a threat of further damaging an already fragile situation regarding our area’s most vital resource.

Inviting the government to address the issue is likely to create a lengthy, expensive and complicated battle fraught with unintended consequences for all parties.

In a nutshell, a priority call restricts the use of water by people with junior water rights until users with more senior water rights Login to read more

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