How do you address private property ownership of rivers?
A liberal asked me on another forum how to address a property owner damming up a river and preventing people downstream from getting the use of the water for irrigation and the like.
Can someone hear give me a cogent response?
My answer is that the State dams rivers and no one stops them. Plus, damming a river is an expensive project which is likely to flood upstream land. The creator of the dam would have to compensate the property owners.
What about diverting the "natural" progress of rivers in a free society? This is something that the Army Corps of Engineers has also done, with disastrous results.
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