Texas Groundwater Law in the Twenty-First Century: A Compendium of Historical Approaches, Current Problems, and Future Solutions Focusing on the High Plains Aquifer and the Panhandle
This comment is designed to chronicle and analyze the recent chain of events occurring in the Panhandle concerning private marketing of groundwater. It is a detailed discussion and application of the varied sources of data and analysis pertinent to this issue from the very oldest approaches, to the newest problems, and from the most detailed scientific exploration to the most sophisticated legal examination. It presents an all-inclusive exposition concerning the legal ramifications and scientific implications relating to history and present condition of the allocation of groundwater among the ever-demanding populace of Texas. It first explains the characteristics and associated terms of aquifers, then educates about the High Plains Aquifer and groundwater uses and effects, covers use doctrines, and finally describes the current problem facing the Panhandle, and a practical solution for the groundwater crisis.