I think on most farms & ranches, if some bureacrat EPA thug moron shows up to monitor culverts & ditches with rain water or snow melt, they might just end up picking themselves out of the manure pile. Most farmers will tell these bastards to take a hike and get off their land before the dogs are loosed on them.
No, they will become part of it.......
Are you not aware that the Fed Gov shut off 100% of the water to many central California farms, deferring to EPA and in favor of a 2” long fish. This caused their land to go completely barren and they lost an entire years produce. Some have gone bankrupt.
If Farmers will let their farms go barren without water, and lose a year’s income due to EPA enforcement, then I don’t see them fighting over a ditch.
In a sane world, we would be charging the doors of EPA with ropes in hand, but that is not the world we live in. Instead, EPA destroys farms with impunity.
When will we finally come to a day when government employees are fearful? When will some / any figure out that they are being paid for nothing and it can’t last? When will some / any figure out that they have become enemies of the people and that the people will not tolerate it?
Haven’t you heard? Nobody has to “show up”. They just fly the drone over the farm then send him a summons in the mail. If the farmer doesn’t show up in court he loses his farm or at least pays a big fine.
This not only “ditch” take over. This is “Front and Back Yard” take over.