Changing water supplies could fuel more conflict

Outlet: Capital Press

September 10, 2013

SEATTLE — Researchers believe climate change will impact the availability of water across the West, and when that happens conflicts among farmers, ranchers and other water users can only increase, an expert in water law predicts. Janet Neuman, who practices water law with the Tonkon Torp law firm in Portland, said the historical and ongoing disputes around the Klamath River Basin are an example of how convoluted water issues can become.